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Learn about the Famine

About World Vision

World Vision at work

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.

Fighting poverty for over six decades

It all started when evangelist Bob Pierce came face to face with a little girl in need in China — and decided he had to do something.

Letting God lead the way

The inspiration of Bob Pierce’s prayer, “Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God,” lives on today in the work of our staff — and in groups like yours — as we band together to serve the hungry.

Serving millions in nearly 100 countries

We rush emergency aid to people affected by disaster, work alongside communities in need, and speak out on behalf of the poor, all with the help of passionate people like you who are committed to making a difference.

Doing good with your dollars

In 2015, 84 percent of World Vision’s total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. Besides helping feed and care for children around the world, a percentage of funds raised through the Famine support our efforts to help the hungry and impoverished in the U.S.

“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”
— Matthew 18:5 (NIV)