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Join the World Vision 40 Hour Famine | 25-27 June. Together, we can shape history!
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We will not stand by and watch the hunger pandemic happen.


For over 45 years, young people of Aotearoa have stood together and shown the world what our small nation is capable of through the World Vision 40 Hour Famine. Now it's your turn to shape history! Right now, millions of kids in sub-Saharan Africa face a hunger pandemic that is pushing them right to the edge of starvation.

Aaron (13), Uganda

When hunger threatens a child, there's no time to waste. Every minute matters. Every hour counts. 

You can choose what happens next. You can give children in sub-Saharan Africa food for today, and a future for tomorrow. 

Every cent you raise in this year's World Vision ​40 Hour Famine | 25-27 June will help protect children in sub-Saharan Africa from the hunger pandemic.​ Together, we can shape history.

Create your personalised fundraising page to share and inspire others to help you stop the hunger pandemic.

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Sign up online to fundraise for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine, and you'll go into the draw to win one of three epic history-shaping prizes.
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Paige Tapara

Shape the future of your music career with a session with singer and songwriter Paige Tapara, nominated as 2020’s best breakthrough artist.


 
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Caleb Clarke

Shape the future of your rugby team with a rugby coaching session with rising star and fan favourite, Caleb Clarke.


 
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Jess Quinn

Shape your mindset and your future over morning tea with Jess Quinn, body positivity advocate, inspirational speaker and cancer survivor.


 






We are facing the biggest hunger crisis of our lifetime.

<br><br><br>We are facing the biggest hunger crisis of our lifetime.

Sandra (14), Uganda

Sandra and her family are hungry. With COVID-19 restrictions, they cannot earn money for food, and they have no idea where their next meal will come from.

Millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa face aching hunger as the shock waves unleashed by COVID-19 worsen the damage that extreme poverty, climate change and decades of conflict have already done to children's lives.

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Whatever idea you have to challenge yourself, go for it! You can walk 40km, or even give up furniture or screens for 40 hours. Your imagination is the only limit!
Check out our Challenge Ideas Resource to get started.

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Be the first to donate to your fundraising page, then spread the word. Every cent you raise will help protect children threatened by the hunger pandemic.

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$6 buys fast growing seeds, that will give a family nutritious vegetables to eat or sell at the market.


 
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$41 provides a child facing extreme hunger with life-saving food for a whole month.


 
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$94 trains families to form a savings group, to help them afford food in times of crisis.


 
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$250 plants a community garden, helping an entire community get their five plus a day!


 




Meet our 2021 World Vision 40 Hour Famine Ambassadors.

<center><h4>Paige Tapara</h4></center>

Paige Tapara

“It doesn’t take a huge amount of effort for me, or for the rest of Aotearoa, to put 40 hours aside to help the people that really need us. And yet 40 hours from all of us, collectively, can make such a huge difference. If you have the opportunity to help, you should.”

<center><h4>Caleb Clarke</h4> </center>

Caleb Clarke

"When I first started playing rugby, one of my goals was to have a positive impact in any way possible and to use the platform of rugby to reach as many people as I can. And now to be an Ambassador for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine makes me really proud.”

<center><h4>Jess Quinn</h4></center>

Jess Quinn

“I feel really lucky to have the opportunities that I do, and to have access to the everyday basic essentials that I do. I’m really passionate about using my voice and my platform to help make a real change for people in sub-Saharan Africa who are struggling.”

 



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Thank you Dulcie!

Thank you Dulcie!

Dulcie Rothan was a teacher from Carterton who ran the World Vision 40 Hour Famine in her school. She was fiercely committed to World Vision’s work and the role the 40 Hour Famine played enabling students to learn about global issues and take social action. When she passed away, she left an incredible legacy to the 2021 World Vision 40 Hour Famine –a pledge to fund all youth events and campaign costs through her estate.

Thanks to her amazing selflessness and generosity, now the World Vision 40 Hour Famine can have an even bigger impact on the lives of vulnerable children!

 

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