Expanding Your Circle
by Julia Cannell, WOV Program Manager
I am just starting my third month as Program Manager for the Women of Vision program. In that time I have continually been impressed by the depth of passion of women around the country for women and children around the world. Thank you for inspiring me each day.
This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of this program. It is a time to recognize the legacy and the impact you have had – and it is also a time to think of the future. This program has evolved and grown since we began and I am delighted to be here for the launch of our WOV Circles – an opportunity to broaden our impact. We are able to share our vision, passion and commitment through a program that provides a chance for even more women to join us in our work.
I am often asked “What is a WOV Circle?” It can be your yoga class, a book club, a bible study group, or the mom’s you meet with at the park. A Circle is a group of women who want to learn more about a World Vision project. What does that mean? Well, let’s say you are interested in providing clean water to those who don’t have it. We will provide you with information on why it is important (because nearly 1,600 children under 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by dirty water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene). You can join together with friends and learn what you can do! You can create a fundraising page and invite others to donate. $50 in donations will provide clean water to one person, $15,000 provides a deep well fitted with a hand pump which can deliver up to 2,800 gallons of safe water a day to benefit as many as 300 people.