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
Create your personalised fundraising page to share and inspire others to help you stop the hunger pandemic.
Create a fundraising page for your school, church, or group to manage and encourage your team.
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. Conditions apply - download full Terms and Conditions for more information.
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Sandra (14), Uganda
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.
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.
$6 buys fast growing seeds, that will give a family nutritious vegetables to eat or sell at the market.
$41 provides a child facing extreme hunger with life-saving food for a whole month.
$94 trains families to form a savings group, to help them afford food in times of crisis.
$250 plants a community garden, helping an entire community get their five plus a day!
“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.”
"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.”
“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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Step-by-step guide to take on the World Vision 40 Hour Famine. Together, we can shape history.
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