World Vision International

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness, Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so

  • World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
  • Our Mission: World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. (Who we are).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Where; News; Resources; President’s Page; Employment;
Addresses – (2 of 4 International Offices): Global Office, 800 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016-3198, USA;
International Liaison Office, 6, ch de la Tourelle, CP 50, CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland; (plus 6 regional offices)

What we do: World Vision does community development, disaster relief and advocacy.

  • Transforming Communities: Because poverty has both local and global causes, World Vision works within communities and across geographical areas to help individuals and groups improve the well-being of children and overcome poverty… (More info).
  • Responding to Disasters: World Vision is globally positioned to help with immediate needs like food, water and shelter when disaster strikes and to help communities to recover and prevent future catastrophes … (More info).
  • Seeking Global Change:  World Vision engages institutions, donors and the general public to address the global problems that perpetuate poverty. Advocacy staff empower communities to speak up for their rights, locally and globally …  (More info).


  • World Vision began with the vision of one man—the Reverend Bob Pierce. In 1947 Rev. Pierce met Tena Hoelkedoer, a teacher, while on a trip to China. She introduced him to a battered and abandoned child named White Jade. Unable to care for the child herself, she asked, “What are you going to do about her?” Rev. Pierce gave the woman his last five dollars and agreed to send the same amount each month to help the woman care for the girl … (full text History).

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