How do we do this?
• Providing farmers with improved seeds, tools and better farming practices
• Improving access to markets to families can sell the food they’ve grown
• Teaching families and communities how to improve their diet and nutrition
• Managing resources to prevent soil erosion, use water more efficiently and protect the environment
We help farmers increase their productivity by:
• Helping them get improved seeds and tools
• Teaching them more beneficial farming techniques
• Training families about better post-harvest storage, processing techniques and making sure more food is kept fresh and not wasted
• Bringing farmers together through associations, so they can bargain and have better access to credit and markets
We train volunteers to help families:
• Learn about nutritious and appropriate crops to grow
• Learn about small animals that are easy to raise
• New recipes and how to cook variations on local recipes
• Mothers learn to recognize signs of malnourishment and are able to treat it
As a result of these programs, children and families are healthier, have more energy and get sick far less often.
Hunger projects we support:
World Vision works closely with the World Food Program to provide sustainable development around the world. Download the documents below to learn more about the World Food Program and how we work with families and communities!
Hunger Project Guide of 2015-2016
World Vision provides emergency food to make sure children and families get essential nutrients during a time of crisis. We also help families strengthen and improve their ability to produce or purchase their own food. This helps families to be better equipped to handle future food challenges.
Families in rural areas often grow or raise their own food. They rely on crops and animals that grow locally as well as traditional recipes that may not equal balanced, nutritious meals.
We focus on providing nutrition for pregnant and lactating mothers, along with mothers with children under 5, who are most vulnerable to the long-term impact of malnutrition.
Some of the children most vulnerable who need protection:
• 115 million child labourers doing dangerous work and trafficked children
• 250,000 child soldiers
• 13 million children under 18 who’ve lost both their parents
• Up to 150 million street kids
What World Vision is Doing:
2. Using firsthand experience to help create solutions with governments, humanitarian organizations and communities. For example, WV was involved in the passage of a bill that resulted in more jail time for child traffickers as well as creation of a plan to combat human trafficking, launched by the government in 2012.
3. Supporting education for boys and girls on how to protect themselves from exploitation and help them speak and get help if they’re in an exploitive situation. We also help them to be very involved in coming up with solutions and putting them into practice.
We focus on the children who are most vulnerable – those who have been orphaned, who live on the street and who aren’t in school. We teach them about trafficking and the techniques that abusers use to lure children.
World Vision protects children by looking out for their well-being, ensuring that communities are working to identify and support children in need; advocating for kid’s rights and providing for immediate needs like emergency shelter and essential care.
Projects we support that keep kids safe:
Learn more! Download and check out these resources related to human trafficking.
Economic development is essential to World Vision’s goal of the sustained well-being of children. When there are improvements in the conditions of economic justice, it paves the way toward economic well- being in every home.
This means that families have the option to spend money on the things that impact their children’s well- being. We recognize that for children living in poverty, life in all its fullness begins with this sustained family well-being. Economic development is an essential element for lasting change so that families and communities can create nurturing environments where children can thrive.
World Vision works to strengthen economic development as part of its programming approach. We know that without these initiatives, families could not send children to school; take them for medical treatment or protect them from life’s risks.
We help communities solve economic problems by investing in their entrepreneurial spirit.
Integrating gender into programming can be the key to catalyzing transformation in a community. Applying gender equity across the life cycle can break cycles of poverty and deprivation, allowing boys and girls to enjoy life in all its fullness.
Because gender norms are so deeply engrained in communities and often a source of injustice and poverty, failing to understand and address these negative norms can lessen the impact on the well-being of girls and boys.
World Vision supports programming and policy that transforms individuals, relationships, systems and structures toward gender justice for a more equitable world that promotes the dignity and well-being of every man, woman, boy and girl.