Projects We Support

We support sustainable change in some of the most difficult places in the world to be a girl or a woman. We are focusing on projects which help women and girls in the developing world, seeking to restore dignity to the most vulnerable. Here are our World Vision projects selected for 2014-2015.

CHILD PROTECTION & EDUCATION: Restoring opportunity with education

Bangladesh: Child Protection Program – reducing children’s vulnerability to trafficking, abuse, and exploitation, and increase rates of identification, rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration for survivors. Learn more…

Cambodia: Child Protection Program – reducing the vulnerability of girls and boys to sex trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, sexual assault, and sexual abuse. Learn more…

Kenya: Child Protection Program – providing access to education for vulnerable girls in rural Kenya. Learn more…

CHANNELS OF HOPE FOR GENDER: Restoring equity in gender relationships

The Channels of Hope methodology is one of World Vision’s most effective programs to partner with local churches and faith-based organizations to change deeply held cultural beliefs, such as those about gender roles. This Biblically-based program has been adapted to promote gender equality through understanding and applying Scripture responsibly to address underlying beliefs about the role and value of women. Learn more…

MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH: Restoring lives through maternal care

Ethiopia: Maternal Child Health – reducing high rates of maternal and infant death in Ethiopia by training skilled midwives to serve in rural communities. Learn more…

Sierra Leone: Maternal Child Health – addressing the underlying causes of poor health from a holistic standpoint—building sustainable, community-led healthcare systems, while at the same time building up women and empowering them to take charge of their health. Learn more…

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Restoring hope with economic development

Bolivia: Women’s Entrepreneurial & Gender Equity Project – strengthening women’s entrepreneurial skills and helping them start their own businesses so they can break poverty’s grip while inspiring a culture of respect and value for women in which their contributions are recognized and their rights are honored. Learn more…

Dominican Republic: Investment Fund for Microfinance – World Vision and the Investment Fund for Enterprise (FIME) are making headway in their joint efforts to boost the number of active borrowers and train microproducers in the Dominican Republic. Learn more…

Rwanda: Economic Development – assisting women, particularly those impacted by conflict, AIDs and HIV, with vocational and business training, including computer training. Learn more…

WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE: Restoring health with clean water

Mali: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – providing sustainable, safe water supply for domestic and productive use, promoting sanitation, and improving hygiene leading to behavior change. Learn more…

Niger: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – reducing the prevalence of waterborne and water-related diseases by increasing access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education. Learn more…

U.S. PROGRAMS

Appalachia Family Initiative – providing help for Appalachia’s children in poverty who desperately need a warm, dry home, and a safe place to go after school to receive the tutoring they need to avoid educational failure. Learn more…