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What Gives Freda Liu Hope?

11 years ago in a village in Myanmar, seven-year-old Maw and her family were considered vulnerable. Their village lacked infrastructure and they were at risk for human trafficking, and contracting waterborne diseases like diarrhoea...

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World Vision Welcomes You to Lanao Del Norte, Philippines!

In 2020, World Vision brings our Child Sponsorship Programme to a new community in the Philippines! We’re excited to introduce our newest Area Development Programme (ADP) – Lanao Del Norte, a rugged province in Northern Mindanao, with coastal shorelines in the north and high plateaus and mountains in the south...

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Hope Endures

The war in Ukraine has captured the world’s attention, and that’s as it should be. The devastation is tragic, as people are forced to flee their homes seeking safety, protection and assistance. It’s been encouraging to see governments and ordinary citizens taking a real interest in Ukrainian refugees and giving generously to help them. However, there are many other refugees around the world in circumstances that are just as desperate.

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STORY OF HOPE | MEET KENZHO

Kenzho was just five years old when the pandemic happened in the Philippines. The young boy from the province of Aklan is already seven years old. As an only child, he spends most of his time playing with his friends. He also helps his mother with their house chores. To fully support Kenzho with his lessons, his mother Almira decided to quit her job to focus on tutoring her son and taking care of him during the pandemic. While being jobless, Almira depends on the two small businesses that she and her mother, Amy, started before the pandemic. With the help of World Vision’s Community Managed Savings and Credit Association programme, Almira has learned how to save and invest money in productive ventures.

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You(th) Can Make a Difference

No mother wants to see their child malnourished. But Asela had to. Amid climate change in Welikanda, Sri Lanka, hunger is stalking Asela’s three-year-old son Heshan. Her husband, Sampath, a daily wage labourer, is working long hours to put food on the table. Things got worse when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and work opportunities fell drastically.

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“I Met My Sponsored Child!” – Michelle Loh

If you are a child sponsor, you may wonder some days if the words you write in your letters to your sponsored child really sink in or if what you’re doing even makes a difference in their lives and their well-being. Michelle Loh had all these questions answered and more when she met her precious sponsored child from India.

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