Development is about empowering those who are poor; working with the world’s most poverty-stricken and vulnerable children, their families and communities, in their journey to a life full of dignity, justice, peace and hope.
At the heart of World Vision's community development work are our Area Development Programmes (ADPs). These are a comprehensive way to tackle poverty across extensive areas, usually including several communities. Skilled national staff work with local people to plan and implement a programme that will last for up to 15 years. World Vision gives priority to helping communities work together to find ways to improve their futures, and especially focuses on the needs of children.