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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:07 by


This week, as we journey with the those who are forced to flee their homes, we take you to a dusty road in the countryside of Syria...


Your name is Shaima and you are 12 years old. The afternoon sun beats down on you, making your head fuzzy from the heat. Out here, there is no protection from the sweltering sun. You know the only thing to do is keep walking; returning home isn’t a possibility. Your home in Syria...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:02 by


This week, as we journey with those who face sickness, we invite you to village in Uganda, during the rainy season...


As the rain pours outside, you feel drops of water fall on your head - there is a leak in the roof again. You are a 63-year-old woman named Josephine. Life has brought many challenges for you, with the stress causing aches and pains in your body. Three of your daughters died from HIV. Now their...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:59 by

REWARD’S STORY, “I was hungry…”

Download the small group resource and find Reward’s story in Week 2.  

This week as we journey with those who are hungry, we invite you to a rural village in Zambia, where a small boy is sleeping…

You are five years old, your name is Reward. You wake up to the noise of your sister snoring next to you. You were dreaming of a hot plate of nshima...

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:54 by


This week as we journey with those who are thirsty, we invite you to go with a mother on her walk to find clean water in Kenya...

Your name is Naomi and you’re 24-years-old. You are a mother, a sister and a wife. You wake to the chattering of birds outside your home—dawn is just beginning to break. You look over to your three young children and wonder what they’re dreaming about. They’re the most...

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Monday, December 18, 2017 - 07:26 by Zena Khoury

It was a cold day in December when we visited Fadeelah, a Syrian refugee mother with her children in Jerash. As we waited to enter her home, we were all too aware of the brisk temperatures families here endure through the depths of winter. When we first entered her home barefoot (it’s a sign of respect to take off the shoes as you enter a home) we could feel the cold floor penetrating the socks we were wearing, so we could only imagine how they felt being...

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:41 by Eugene Lee

Written by Elizabeth Hendley, Photography by Eugene Lee

Nineteen-year-old Shivani Swaroop works in a small cubicle at a travel agency in Delhi, her phone buzzing nonstop with calls from clients or hotels. Like many interns her age trying to land a job in a desirable industry, she puts in long hours and takes on extra assignments to learn as much as possible.

Though she spends her days thinking about luxury hotels, plane reservations, and travel...

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:45 by Laura Reinhardt

Written by Laura Reinhardt, Photography by Eugene Lee

“I started as the poorest of the poor,” says Phocas Bagiruwigize.

Phocas used to work in other people’s fields to support his family of six children. They lived in a remote area down in the valley that was prone to landslides during the rainy season. They lived in a small shelter, not a house. 

Then in 2006, World Vision’s Karaba AP asked him to work on their sponsorship committee. That...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 16:54 by Jon Snyder

Widowed in 1986, Huoy Choeum (age 56), had to become mother and father to her four children.

Sometimes they didn’t have enough food. She tried farming, growing corn and beans, but says the crops weren’t a good quality.

Even though Huoy’s village is near the mighty Mekong River, she couldn’t access the river water, just 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) away, to help grow her crops.

When World Vision came, staff set up an irrigation system for the community. That...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 16:13 by Eugene Lee

Written by Eugene Lee

Felisa Ramos Valencia, 28, knows the importance of having a dream. She also knows the importance of having people to support those aspirations—and in giving back once the dream is fulfilled.



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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 20:59 by Jon Snyder

From Intimidated to Integrated: How one World Vision project director learned that collaborating with technical experts is key to improved services and disability inclusion

By Chandra DeNap Whetstine, ACCESS project director

It is a beautiful spring morning in 2014, and I find myself sitting in a conference room in Washington, DC, looking across the table at representatives from some of international development’s leading experts in...

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