Every child free from fear

About Us

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places. And we do it all as a sign of God’s unconditional love.

Poverty, conflict and disaster leave millions of children living in fear. Fear of hunger and disease. Fear of violence, conflict and exploitation. Fear that robs them of a childhood.

Our local staff work in thousands of communities across the world to free children from fear. They live and work alongside them, their families and communities to help change the world they live in for good.

Our worldwide presence means we're quick to respond to emergencies like conflict and natural disasters. We also use our influence and global reach to ensure that children are represented at every level of decision-making.

We can do this because people like you are prepared to sponsor, donate, pray, campaign or simply share the stories of boys and girls who have been given hope for the future.

Our Vision

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

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.

Our story

Our faith

Our faith

World Vision's Christian identity underpins everything that we do, and we are committed to following the teaching and example of Jesus Christ in his identification with those who are poor, vulnerable or forgotten.

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Our history

Our history

Our story began in 1947 when Dr Bob Pierce, an American evangelist and war correspondent, took a life-changing trip to China and Korea. Amid the incredible poverty, one girl’s need tore at his heart.

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Our strategy

Our strategy

Our strategy is a promise to vulnerable children – to relentlessly pursue our vision, for every child, life in all its fullness; our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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Our values

Our values

World Vision has six core values that guide and determine our actions, and each value is a challenge that we seek to live and work to every day.

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