World Vision is based on Christian principles and aims to see every child – especially those growing up in dire poverty – experience life to the full.
For 45 years, they’ve been pushing the boundaries and fighting the causes – and symptoms – of human suffering as a result of poverty.
Globally, World Vision works in over 100 countries. Here in South Africa they work in 21 communities – in six of our nine provinces serving more than a million families through community empowerment programmes and campaigns.
Race, religion and ethnicity make no difference . . . where there’s a need World Vision strives to ensure that no child goes without.
They believe that the best way to change a child’s life is to change the world that they live in . . . by investing in communities so they can grow and flourish.
This is achieved by partnering with churches and local leaders, helping them to meet the needs of their communities.
World Vision works to stand in the gap; to act boldly for children; to be the voice of children and communities against growing poverty, disease, abuse, and injustice.
For more information about World Vision and their work, visit their website at www.worldvision.org.za
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