Despite expanding economies and an accelerated pace of change across Asia Pacific, more than 700 million people are living in poverty in the region.
A surge in urbanization has seen the region’s slum population top more than 250 million people. Children are experiencing a life of hardship and are at risk of exploitation. World Vision has been present in the region for more than 60 years and has a deep understanding of the issues faced by the poorest and most vulnerable people in the 18 countries where we implement development projects.
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Twice a week, Zhu, 16, walks three hours across a mountain pass, through streams and over rocks to create a better future for herself and her remote ethnic minority community.
A community of concerned groups are taking a big step forward in reinforcing the fight against child trafficking in the Philippines.
“If I had not become a sponsored child, I would have had to leave school and married at an early age like others. I would like to tell the sponsors and donors that they might think this is a small contribution, but it does bring a change to a child’s life and the community,” says Nang.
Ummah, 8, is happy that she no longer has to spend her days collecting firewood, thanks to the new World Vision community kitchen that recently opened near her house.
“I know how it feels to be discriminated, I won’t do the same to others.” Says the thirteen-year-old Kompheak, one of One Goal’s premiere soccer players in Svay Chek, Banteay Meanchey province.
After joining the CPU, Rubana has changed from being quiet to becoming vocal about her rights. Her confidence has soared to a different level.
“I am so relieved to see my son healthy and contently eating food. I have learnt a lot of things at the PD Hearth session and the rehabilitation centre and am amazed that with just a few changes at home, I can ensure that he is well-nourished,” shares Mamta.
In Papua New Guinea, women still lack access to much needed services like clean water and safe sanitation facilities.
As the teacher holds up a picture of fruit, four-year old Rayani responds enthusiastically “pineapple”.
In order to escalate the capacity of young people in doing business opportunity, Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI) provides assistance to students by running the Young Project in 2015 and collaborated with several schools in Jakarta.
World Vision's pig raising project has become the main source of livelihood, which provides steady income and sustainability to Nuea's family.
Faith based approach to support communities has been efficient to reduce and prevent gender-based violence and support those who have been affected by violence.
Joseph, a World Vision Solomon Islands community Channels of Hope Action Team (CHAT) member has dedicated his time and effort towards helping those in his community, particularly children, youth, women and couples who have gender-based violence issues.
Terezinha may be small in stature, but she’s a big catalyst for change in her community. The inspiring mother of two from Aileu is a community health volunteer and leader of a food processing group that is producing and selling nutritious snacks at local markets, shops and kiosks.
After the completion of the BEQUAL NGO Consortium project, World Vision Laos will continue to help the most vulnerable children in Khammouane Province have access to primary education.
After more than three years of treatment, Khanh is now able to stand up by leaning on the wall and go down the stairs to get to the yard.
Thanks to her mother, Enkhuulei’s learned how to do Origami. “Origami is the most interesting activity which I participated ever,” says Enkhuulei.
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