About World Vision

Serving and Helping the Poor in Nearly 100 Countries

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Who we serve

We serve close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Why we serve

Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people.

Reflecting Christ in each community

Wherever we work, our prayer is that our efforts will be used by God to heal and strengthen people's relationships with Him and with one another. We do this by demonstrating God's unconditional love for all people through our service to the poor — which includes providing for daily needs, working to build peace and promote justice, and partnering with churches and individuals to encourage spiritual transformation.

Reaching around the globe

World Vision is a global organization with offices in approximately 100 countries. These interdependent national offices are bound together by a Covenant of Partnership, a biblically based agreement that enables us to work together in a unified and complementary way as we walk alongside those we serve.

Employing the best in every region

We are blessed with staff who are experts in a broad range of technical specialties, ranging from hydrology to microenterprise development to public health. And we are inspired by the ways in which they use their God-given abilities in conjunction with existing community resources.

Of the more than 40,000 staff employed by World Vision, 97 percent work in their home countries or regions. Familiar with the culture and language, they bring to World Vision a deeply personal understanding of how best to assist local children and families.

Meeting diverse needs

The millions of people we serve include earthquake and hurricane survivors, abandoned and exploited children, survivors of famine and civil war, refugees, and children and families in communities devastated by AIDS in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Where We Work

Note: Countries with Sponsorship Programs in BOLD.

Africa:

Angola Malawi Somalia
Brundi Mali South Africa
Chad Mauritania Sudan
Democratic Republic of Congo Mozambique Swaziland
Ethiopia Niger Tanzania
Ghana Rwanda Uganda
Kenya Senegal Zambia
Lesotho Sierra Leone Zimbabwe

 

Asia and Pacific:

Bangladesh Mongolia Sri Lanka
Cambodia Myanmar Thailand
China Nepal Uzbekistan
East Timor North Korea Vanuatu
India Pakistan Vietnam
Indonesia Papua New Guinea
Laos Philippines
Malaysia Solomon Islands

 

Central and South America:

Bolivia Dominican Republic Honduras
Brazil Ecuador Mexico
Chile El Salvador Nicaragua
Colombia Guatemala Peru
Costa Rica Haiti  

 

Europe and Middle East:

Afhanistan Georgia Montenegro
Albania Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza Romania
Armenia Jordan Russia
Azerbaijan Kosovo Serbia
Bosnia-Herzegovina Lebanon