World Vision responded to drought in Mali in 1975, opened an office in 1982, and began sponsorship programs in 1988. Since then, some of World Vision’s major accomplishments have included:
- Digging freshwater wells to provide a source of clean, safe water in the late 1970s.
- Providing food to famine survivors and malnourished children during the 1980s.
- Reducing the high mortality rates of children through immunizations and improved nutrition throughout the 1990s.
- Developing education and health systems and providing microfinance assistance in the 21st century.