Where Needed Most

You can be right there for the world's most vulnerable children, giving them a pathway out of poverty.
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Make real and lasting change in the lives of the world's most vulnerable.


Where Needed Most is a powerful way to give, supporting life-changing work right around the world. You will help provide the world's most vulnerable children and their families with reliable access to vital essentials like clean water, nutrition, healthcare and education. You'll help people rebuild in the wake of disasters and empower entire communities to lift themselves out of poverty by equipping them to thrive with the tools to tackle the root causes of poverty.

Now more than ever, children urgently need you.

Now more than ever, children urgently need you.

Right now, millions of children around the world struggle to survive, living in impossible circumstances. COVID-19 makes this even worse.

Your support has never been more important, please donate today. Your donation will be put straight to work, making a life-changing difference to children in urgent need.

You can be right there for children, giving them a pathway out of poverty. You'll help provide clean water to those who have none. Food for those who go to sleep hungry. Protection to those suffering from violence. Healthcare for those whose lives are in danger.  

 

You can be there for children when and where they need you most.

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Community Development
Your ongoing support will create futures for children living in extreme poverty. World Vision's unique model of development focuses on providing long-term solutions. It addresses the root causes of poverty and allows families to lift themselves out of poverty. 
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Ongoing Crises.
When a crisis threatens children's lives, your support helps them to survive, recover and build a future. Your support protects vulnerable children in the world's most dangerous places by providing access to food, water, education, healthcare and protection from abuse and exploitation. 
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Disaster Relief
When a disaster strikes, you enable us to respond with life-saving speed. Thanks to your support, our response protects lives, restores dignity and renews hope so people can rebuild their lives. We stay for the long-term, supporting survivors to transition from emergency relief, to recovery and rebuilding. 

Lasting change starts with you.




Where Needed Most supports:

Child Protection

Child Protection

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.

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Clean Water

Clean Water

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.

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Education

Education

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.

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Nutritious Food

Nutritious Food

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.

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Family Income

Family Income

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.

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Healthcare

Healthcare

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.

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Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief

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.

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Advocacy

Advocacy

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.

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Together we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 million
vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.



You can make real and lasting change for children like Karlos.

<br><br>You can make real and lasting change for children like Karlos.

Karlos (14), Uganda

Karlos fled the violent and deadly war in South Sudan with his uncle Mambo and sister Nancy. He doesn't know where his father is, or if he is even alive. 

For children like Karlos, living in dangerous places, life can change in an instant. 

With your support, World Vision is there when children need them most, ready to provide families with what they need to live the lives they choose. Your support provides nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, healthcare, shelter and essential household items.

It’s your generosity that enables us to bring positive and lasting change to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Help protect vulnerable children like Karlos today.



You can be part of the long-term solution for climate-vulnerable communities.

<br><br>You can be part of the long-term solution for climate-vulnerable communities.

Prisca (14), Malawi

Unseasonal and unpredictable weather events like cyclones, droughts and floods have devastated Prisca's community in Malawi repeatedly over the last few years.

For families like Prisca's who get nearly all their food from their farm, extreme weather events are their greatest fear. Without their crops, they have no food, resulting in food shortages, hunger and malnutrition. 

You can be part of the long-term solution by providing these climate-vulnerable communities with the support they need to adapt to the changing climate and survive.

Your donation today can help families to better prepare for any disaster; by supporting them to be more resilient with a steady income.


Your support has never been more important.


 


We ensure all resources entrusted to us are used effectively to bring maximum impact.

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As part of an international partnership working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision New Zealand pursues the highest standards of stewardship and accountability.
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In 2019, 83.3% 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 about our impact.