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Making a Difference in a Pandemic

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted our daily lives, and those already living in poverty are being pushed into even deeper vulnerability. Thanks to the support of individuals like you, World Vision’s COVID-19 relief efforts in China and Malaysia are making a big difference...


Meeting Nuy, the Boy Behind the Letters

While mothers and daughters often bond over shared interests, fathers can be left out, particularly when they spend much of their time working. In December 2019, 43-year-old Koay Thean Chuan (TC) and his 14-year-old daughter Gwen spent meaningful time together when they visited Stong 2, Cambodia as part of our Parent-Child Sponsors’ Visit...


Ditching the Veil for a Uniform

Xa is only 14 years old, but for years, she knew what her future holds: early marriage. Where she lives in Vietnam, arranged marriages are prevalent and most girls are married as teenagers. Both of Xa’s grandmothers married at 15. Her mother married at 17. Her sister married at 19. In her culture, women are the breadwinners of the family. Once, Xa’s mother had to go to the forest to chop down a tree even though she was heavily pregnant.


Semira’s New Dream: Girls Protecting Girls

From a young age, Semira was in charge of the chores around the house. She would fetch water, cook, and collect firewood for her family while her three brothers would spend their time leisurely. None of them thought anything of it – it was just how things had always been in their community in rural Ethiopia.



The Young Volunteer at the Romania-Ukraine border

Just 21, Andreea is one of hundreds of World Vision volunteers working on rotation day and night to support people fleeing Ukraine. Andreea grew up in a small, rural area in eastern Romania. Many children in her community did not have the chance to attend school so they spent their days in the fields caring for animals.



Volunteering is more than just in-person service

“If you do not have the time and energy to volunteer in person, volunteer your voice.” This has been my mantra throughout the years. When I first started volunteering in college, I did not have the money to donate, so I donated my time and energy.


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