We bring real and lasting change to the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. We do all that we can to save children's lives and ensure they have a future. With decades of experience, we employ proven, effective development and relief practices to empower communities by tackling the root causes of poverty.
Clean water means life.
For children living in poverty, clean water can mean freedom – freedom from waterborne disease and long daily treks to collect water for their family. Clean water and basic sanitation allow children the chance to stay in school and families to support themselves by growing crops to earn an income.
World Vision is the largest non-government provider of safe water in the developing world. We reach one person with clean water every 10 seconds - that's over two million people a year! Our goal is to have clean water and sanitation for everyone, everywhere we work, by 2030.
Keeping children safe from violence and exploitation like child marriage.
We believe every child deserves to be protected from violence, live a full life, and have the chance to become who God created them to be. We work alongside communities to protect children vulnerable to abuse or exploitation like child marriage, child labour and trafficking.
World Vision engages all those who have a responsibility to protect children. Together we are mobilising communities, strengthening families and empowering children with the skills and knowledge to protect themselves.
Education has the power to transform a child's future.
We believe every child deserves a chance to go to school. Every year, we provide safe learning spaces and help millions of the most vulnerable children get lasting, quality education so they can reach their full potential and contribute to their families and communities.
World Vision is bringing quality education to children in the world's poorest, most dangerous and hard-to-reach places so that they can write their own futures. We're improving basic literacy, numeracy and providing essential life skills.
Every 60 seconds, a hungry child is fed.
Hunger and food security is a critical part of World Vision's ongoing work. Every year, we provide more than nine million people with life-saving food assistance, including five million children. When emergencies strike, we provide immediate, emergency needs, and we stay for the long-term to help communities recover.
We work to provide nutrition and long-term agricultural improvements to increase food security. We work together with families, teaching them how to improve nutrition and dietary diversity, ensuring children grow up healthy and nourished.
Breaking the poverty cycle with economic empowerment.
To end poverty, we have to make sure economic growth is inclusive of all people, so everyone has the chance to earn an income and provide for their family. Together, we are strengthening families' capacity to provide for their children.
Our world-class income-generating programmes lift millions of people out of poverty every year. With a strong and stable income, families not only have better nutrition, healthcare and a chance at education, but they can plan and invest in their futures.
Empowering families with access to healthcare.
We ensure the most vulnerable have access to healthcare services to help children and their families live long and healthy lives. We're working with communities to bring healthcare services closer; training local volunteers and partnering with local health centres.
World Vision works with communities to improve their health and reduce child deaths. Every day, our health teams are saving lives in hard-to-reach communities around the world. We provide proven, cost-effective health and nutrition interventions to improve the lives of children.
Responding with life-saving speed when disaster strikes.
World Vision works in the hard places, responding with life-saving speed when disaster strikes. Together with partners in the field, we bring immediate disaster relief and supplies; ensuring child protection and safety is the number one priority.
Once initial emergency aid needs are met, we work with the affected communities to support their long-term recovery so people can rebuild their lives. We also work with communities to help them prepare for disasters through our disaster preparedness programmes.
Giving a voice to the world's most vulnerable.
We believe in the power of a person's voice. Its ability to do the impossible, battle inequality and call for justice. World Vision's advocacy work ensures that community transformation is sustainable and scalable. We want all children, everywhere, to live in safety and dignity.
World Vision advocates at the local, national, regional and global levels. Working alongside communities, our advocacy challenges the policies, systems, structures, practices and attitudes that make it difficult for vulnerable children and their families to experience life in all its fullness.
Our unique, integrated community development model has been fine-tuned for nearly 70 years and is the foundation on which our work is built.
This transformational approach focuses on providing long-term solutions to help families lift themselves out of poverty, working alongside the local community to ensure the greatest possible impact for children.
Because of our global reach, we are prepared to respond with life-saving speed to a disaster anywhere in the world.
Your support helps bring immediate, life-saving relief like safe water, food, shelter and Child-Friendly Spaces when it's needed most. We stay for the long-term, supporting survivors to recover and rebuild their lives.
You can help a child break free from poverty, for good. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.
Support urgent, life-changing work where it's needed most. You can help communities rebuild in the wake of disasters and provide vulnerable children with their basic needs.
Protect children in the most dangerous places and situations. Your pledge of $20 to Children in Crisis, will provide $100 worth of life-saving essentials every month.
Smiles gift change lives! No other gift compares to a pathway out of poverty. Give a goat today and you'll provide nutritious milk and income to vulnerable families.
We've been a trusted partner of the NZ Government's Aid Programme for over 15 years, bringing lasting change to communities across Asia and the Pacific.
Together, we're strengthening the wellbeing of the most vulnerable children. We're keeping children safe from violence, well-nourished and ensuring that families are equipped to meet children's basic needs.