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“It’s really incredible, the change that I’ve seen”

31 October 2014 | Posted by Abebe | (0) comments

When the 1984 Ethiopian famine hit, Abebe watched as it dried out his land, starved his daughter and killed his crops. Today he is a model farmer producing famous crops that bring buyers far and wide, and is an example of how World Vision’s long term development work transforms lives.

World Vision Australia Blog Ambassador Trip 2014
29th Oct, 2014 | Posted by Louise Acheson | (5) comments
World Vision Australia Blog Ambassador Trip 2014

We’re excited to announce our 2014 Blog Ambassador Trip! In late November World Vision will take two Australian bloggers to experience our work in Uganda.

Brothers – they can drive you crazy but still make you smile
27th Oct, 2014 | Posted by Nikki Kerridge | (0) comments
Brothers – they can drive you crazy but still make you smile

Big brothers can be a pain but they can also make you smile. World Vision's Nikki Kerridge shares her memories of meeting Cecelia and her brothers in Myanmar.

“Before the war started, nothing worried me”
24th Oct, 2014 | Posted by Sara | (0) comments
“Before the war started, nothing worried me”

Sara*, 14, fled Syria with her mum, siblings and extended family after her father was killed. They used to live in a spacious, beautiful home. Now, they live in a tent in Lebanon.

From despair to abundance: Ethiopia 30 years after famine
20th Oct, 2014 | Posted by Gabrielle Brophy | (2) comments
From despair to abundance: Ethiopia 30 years after famine

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.