The Hunger Conversation

June 27, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition, Making History 2 Comments

Thank you! Last month you added your name to the hunger conversation and we delivered it to the White House.  We now know that nearly half of preventable deaths of children under 5 are due to hunger and malnutrition. By signing Beyond 5’s petition, you helped play a role in the United States addressing these … Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives

June 11, 2013By Lisa BosDisease Prevention 1 Comment

In 2003, an extraordinary thing happened.  For the first time, the United States government took a bold and decisive step to address a disease that was taking millions of lives and leaving millions of children orphaned.  The new program was unprecedented in scope, setting goals that were ambitious and bringing together people with very different … Read More

A Letter From Pakistan

June 6, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

A 13-year-boy from Pakistan wrote a letter to the Canadian Prime minister, in which he describes his life and how he feels when he does not have any food to eat. He also urged the Canadian Prime Minister to eradicate hunger from Pakistan and from the whole world.  Canada is a G8 country, as is … Read More

What the World Eats

May 30, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition 1 Comment

Often on our mind is what we are going to eat. ‘What’s for dinner? What do we need from the store? Is this a good snack?’  Much less often do we think about what others eat, let alone, what the world eats. What does the world eat? Photojournalist Peter Menzel answered this question by compiling photo … Read More

Pray for the Hungry

May 28, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

What We Know We know that there are more than 925 million people in the world who are undernourished, food insecure and hungry.  The world produces enough food for everyone on earth, but poverty, conflict, lack of resources and restricted access to land keeps families away from the food they need.  Poor nutrition is the … Read More

What is 1% of the U.S. Budget Worth?

May 23, 2013By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance No Comments

World Vision has partnered with the Micah Challenge to help send a message to Congress that budget cuts should not fall on the most vulnerable.  Watch the video below to see the big impact that the U.S. Foreign Assistance budget has, despite how small it actually is. Reining in the budget is a priority of Congress … Read More