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Becoming a mum motivated us to join Vision Sisters

18 July 2016 | Posted by Mariska Meldrum | (0) comments

Gather a group of friends, work colleagues or church members and help us reach our target of fundraising for and packing 60,000 clean birthing kits and the training of community health workers.

South Sudan: Life in an Internally Displaced Persons camp
8th Jul, 2016 | Posted by Stefanie Glinski | (0) comments
South Sudan: Life in an Internally Displaced Persons camp

As South Sudan celebrates five years since the country’s independence this July, security continues to be fragile and fighting keeps erupting throughout the country.

How Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration is changing lives in Uganda
2nd Jun, 2016 | Posted by Sarah McKenzie | (0) comments
How Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration is changing lives in Uganda

Darius Kamusime stands proudly on his plot of land in the west of Uganda, after Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration helped to transform his land and his livelihood.

Have you ever been hit in the head by a sanitary pad?
27th May, 2016 | Posted by Shelby Stapleton | (0) comments
Have you ever been hit in the head by a sanitary pad?

Shelby Stapleton has. Read about the challenges menstruation poses for girls worldwide and some of the people fighting to solve them.

Apacheta: marking my journeys to Peru and supporting World Vision’s work
25th May, 2016 | Posted by Ross Miller | (0) comments
Apacheta: marking my journeys to Peru and supporting World Vision’s work

Seeing the community they live in first-hand helped us understand the support they need and how vital the work of World Vision is in such communities.

Former sponsored child Dwi Maria is a teacher and international speaker
20th May, 2016 | Posted by Dwi Maria | (1) comments
Former sponsored child Dwi Maria is a teacher and international speaker

In her own words: Dwi Maria tells how her family, the “poorest among the poor” and marginalised as Christians in a community with religious tension, changed their destiny with the help of child sponsors.

What progress looks like in a challenging and complex environment
16th May, 2016 | Posted by Louise Kilgour | (0) comments
What progress looks like in a challenging and complex environment

After a trip to the Solomon Islands to evaluate World Vision's WASH programming, Louise reflects on some of the challenges that come with working in remote communities - and why the difficulty is worth it.