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Our Work
Life at its Fullest. Freedom from Poverty. Christ at the Centre.

How We Work

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Child Protection

Childhood should mean love, not violence. We help children by building loving communities that protect and heal children to prepare them for a brighter future.

Because it takes a village to help children escape violence, we want to work with every community, city, and country to create lasting change.

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Disaster Management

Children are the most vulnerable of all when disaster strikes. That's why we're committed to protecting them with access to food, clean water, and shelter.

One quarter of the world’s children live in countries affected by conflict or disasters, and more than half live in urban settings. Recovery is possible. With planning and collaboration alongside local partners, hope for renewal is alive even in the most hostile environments around the world.

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Economic Development

Children eat better food and attend school regularly when their family's livelihood is more secure and resilient. That's why we aim to empower a sense of hope for a better future by promoting stability.

By promoting equality, inclusiveness, and sustainable economic growth, we can help end extreme poverty and allow at-risk children to reach their full potential.

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Education

All children have the right to lead productive and fulfilling lives. We help make this happen by supporting them with an inclusive, quality education for life in a nurturing and safe learning environment.

Empowering children starts with parents and teachers—providing educational tools and training is the first step to help children become lifelong learners, improve their communities, protect themselves from violence, and live a productive and fulfilling life.

A holistic approach to transforming lives

Our decades of experience have taught us that the most effective way to transform lives is through a holistic approach. Our ultimate goal is to ensure all children are cared for, protected, educated, and feel the love of God and neighbours. We have one vision: To build a world where each child experiences life to its fullest. With the help of many, all things are possible.

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Faith and Development

We believe that everyone is created in God’s image, and has a right to a safe, healthy, hopeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. This is a big mission, and we need help.

We collaborate with people who share our values towards children: compassion, love, and mercy. Believing that God works through all people, we work with those who are like-minded to reach the most vulnerable children in the most dangerous places.

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Food Assistance

Food is vital during disasters. Whether to save lives or improve health and education, food is key in empowering communities to become self-reliant.

We are there when communities need us most: After a crisis, World Vision acts quickly to bring emergency food and supplies to support sustainable food security, so they can start rebuilding. We believe a hunger-free world is possible.

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Health & Nutrition

Good health empowers people to live a better life. We serve vulnerable children, families, and communities by teaching proper hygiene and nutrition and enhancing their health systems.

There are countries where we see children dying needlessly from preventable issues. We want hope and health to be restored. We want to see improved access to care, lasting behavioural change, and communities connected to what works so children and families can survive and thrive.

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See how our community transformation works

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Peacebuilding

For children to live secure lives, it takes more than just basic necessities of survival. Communities need good governance, lasting and equal economic development, civic empowerment, and peace and reconciliation.

True peace comes from within. Our approach is to help communities resolve their own conflicts, build capacities to heal broken relationships, and nourish justice. We are building peace, one young person at a time. We educate children and youth in conflict areas so they can help bring peace to their communities from the inside.

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Water

We want all children and families to flourish. That's why we strive to give every child safe access to clean water.

Today we provide one person with clean water every 10 seconds. However, as many as 800 children still die from unsafe water every single day. Clean water is a basic human need and impacts every aspect of living. By making clean water a priority, we can help provide access to all and solve this crisis over our lifetime.

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