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From despair to abundance: Ethiopia 30 years after famine

20 October 2014 | Posted by Gabrielle Brophy | (1) comments

30 years ago the Antsokia Valley in Ethiopia was devastated by drought and famine - but today it is a picture of life and growth. World Vision's Gabrielle Brophy shares her experiences of meeting people who lived through the 1984-5 famine and how the country has changed since.

My journey to fulfil a life-long dream
17th Oct, 2014 | Posted by Mariska Meldrum | (1) comments
My journey to fulfil a life-long dream

When Mariska did work experience with World Vision in 1994, she dreamed of a career helping people around the world and sharing their stories. Twenty years later, she shares her experience of fulfilling that life goal.

The joy of giving ‘a gift that’s not a gift’
15th Oct, 2014 | Posted by Judy Rose | (0) comments
The joy of giving ‘a gift that’s not a gift’

With Christmas just around the corner, long-term supporter Judy shares the joy she discovered in giving her family World Vision gifts last year.

Caring about the less visible impacts of war
10th Oct, 2014 | Posted by Alison Schafer | (0) comments
Caring about the less visible impacts of war

In an emergency, the most immediate needs are the ones that spring to mind: food, water, shelter and emergency health care. But there are less visible impacts for people caught up in emergencies - whether they be natural or man made – particularly for those who experience war. ...

Working towards gender equality, for women and girls worldwide
8th Oct, 2014 | Posted by Roscel Diego | (0) comments
Working towards gender equality, for women and girls worldwide

This weekend, the world observes the International Day of the Girl Child. This year the theme is empowering adolescent girls and ending the cycle of violence. As an organization committed to working with communities to address gender issues faced by girls, World Vision has been reflecting on how...

Working hard to help build a stronger, more resilient community – starting with the children
2nd Oct, 2014 | Posted by Sheree | (0) comments
Working hard to help build a stronger, more resilient community – starting with the children

Ever since she was young, Sheree has loved to learn. A Warlpiri woman, from the Central Desert of Australia, she’s determined to give children in her community the best possible start in life and she believes education is the key.

Partnering technology to make real and lasting change
23rd Sep, 2014 | Posted by Tim Costello | (0) comments
Partnering technology to make real and lasting change

World Vision Australia and Microsoft Australia announce a $4 million partnership to help enhance World Vision supporters experience and make more funds available to our field projects.