World Vision: Helping the Less Fortunate

Posted by Jesse Willms on August 26, 2010

Jesse Willms and World Vision: Helping the Less Fortunate

Working together with a company I founded in 2009, I’ve committed to sponsor 1 new child through World Vision each day.  Currently I am sponsoring 114 children and counting.

About World Vision

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.

“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.”

“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.”

“We are blessed with staff who are experts in a broad range of technical specialties, ranging from hydrology to micro-enterprise 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.

“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.”

“Our extensive global infrastructure enables us to respond where the need is greatest, anywhere in the world.”

The excellence of World Vision’s work has earned the trust of more than 3 million donors, supporters, and volunteers; more than half a million child sponsors; thousands of churches; hundreds of corporations; and government agencies in the United States and around the world.

“We are thankful to God that through these collaborative efforts, we are able to be a part of breaking the cycle of poverty for those in need in our world.”