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Ebola virus outbreak: ‘Hear our prayers to stop the spread of this disease’

Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts

World Vision is working with government officials and local communities to offer practical help and communicate ways to curb the deadly Ebola virus as it continues to spread. A massive shipment of donated medical supplies will help protect health workers who are caring for the infected.

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August 12, 2014

When hunger and poverty undermine education for children

As back-to-school season arrives, lots of children here in the United States are thinking about a new year of study ahead. Sadly, in many other parts of the world,...

Sponsor makes college dream a reality for one Filipino girl
July 8, 2014

Sponsor makes college dream a reality for one Filipino girl

Growing up in the Philippines, Rachel longed to become a nurse but assumed it would never happen because of her family’s poverty. World Vision started helping her...

Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams
June 9, 2014

Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams

When Zafu’s mother received an offer for her daughter’s hand in marriage, it drastically altered the 14-year-old’s life course.

Work replaces school for Indian boy
June 9, 2014

Child labor steals childhood: Work replaces school for Indian boy

Shyam’s family has struggled with poverty his entire life. As a boy, he dropped out of school to help support his family. World Vision has helped his siblings and is...

Sponsorship gives children in Bangladesh a second chance at education
May 13, 2014

Bangladesh: Sponsorship offers second chance at education and support for father battling addiction

In Bangladesh, 6-year-old Ahsan had to drop out of school. His father’s drug habit left Ahsan without the fees he needed to attend classes. Today, Ahsan is back in...

A goat helps a boy attend school in Sierra Leone
May 13, 2014

A goat helps a boy attend school in Sierra Leone

Jenneh Mansary could barely make ends meet for her five children, so she certainly couldn’t make her 13-year-old son’s dreams of attending school come true. A World...

Ten worst places for child marriage
May 8, 2014

Ten worst places for child marriage

Fear compels parents to marry off their daughters in areas of conflict or disaster, says a new World Vision report.

Sponsorship: A safeguard against early marriage of girls
April 10, 2014

Sponsorship: A safeguard against early marriage of girls

World Vision has partnered with 10x10, a campaign aimed at promoting the education and empowerment of girls. The story of Habtam in Ethiopia illustrates how girls in...

Education empowers mother in India to start new life after escaping abusive marriage
March 5, 2014

Education empowers mother in India to start new life after escaping abusive marriage

Nilam was forced to quit school and marry an abusive, alcoholic husband at the age of 15. But thanks to World Vision, she can now support herself and her children as...

Sponsorship helps families avoid child labor in Bangladesh
January 6, 2014

Sponsorship helps families avoid child labor in Bangladesh

Two years ago, Bipul’s family was in such dire poverty that the young boy was forced to quit school and get a job to help them survive. Today, he’s sponsored through...

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