Ilham was just 11 years old when her father sold her into marriage. Through the support of people like you, Ilham has been spared this abusive fate and is now free to be a child. At a World Vision Community Change Group, Ilham's mother learned that women and girls have rights. She then fought for her daughter's safety and freedom.
Millions of parents and caregivers have lost incomes and jobs due to COVID-19, forcing them into dire situations, and exposing their children to dangerous situations such as child marriage.
Children in crisis, like Ilham, urgently need your help. More than 110 million children are going hungry, 8 million children have already been forced into child labour and begging, and as many as 30 million children’s lives are in danger from secondary health impacts.
Your monthly donation of $20, will provide $100 worth of life-saving essentials every month, thanks to our partnerships across the United Nations.
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In 2020, 83.9% of World Vision New Zealand's total operating expenses were used for international program support that benefited children, families and communities in need. Learn more.