Robert Pierce was a war correspondent in the Korean War.The time was 1947 and the place, China. Bob (Robert) Piercevisited many places in China and spoke with various groups ofpeople.Propelled by the prayer that Pierce wrote in the flyleaf of his Bible,"Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God," -this gift of love launched a movement called World Vision.
In India World Visions work began in the year 1962 ina small way in Calcutta.Today, more than 1700 staff work in over 5000communities, touching the lives of a little over2,25,000 children, their families and communities.
VISION“To create lasting change in thelives of children, families and communitiesliving in poverty and injustice”MISSION‘To serves all people regardlessof religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender’
ABOUT WORLD VISION INDIA• Create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty and injustice.• Spread across 174 districts in India, World Vision works through long-term sustainable community development programmes and immediate disaster relief assistance.
ABOUT WORLD VISION INDIA• Focus on Children: All development work World Vision India carries out is focused on building the capacity and ability of communities and families to ensure the wellbeing of children. The wellbeing of children includes ensuring children have access to education, health, protection and participation.
ABOUT WORLD VISION INDIA• Grass root Based: World Vision India is an operational organisation involved in relief and development that is community-based. World Vision Indias staff live with communities at grassroots level, learning from them and working alongside them while pursuing the goal of promoting the wellbeing of all children.
ABOUT WORLD VISION INDIA• Partnering for Change: World Vision partners with communities, children, Government, civil society, corporations, academia, and faith based organisations to build a nation fit for children.• World Vision has responded to every major disaster in India in the last few decades including the 2004 Tsunami, Kashmir earthquake and recurring flood situations in various States.
ABOUT WORLD VISION INDIA• As part of World Vision International, we uphold a range of NGO standards to help benchmark our performance.• We are an active member of the International NGO Charter of Accountability Company Limited and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership.• World Vision is also actively involved in the International Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Open Forum on Development Effectiveness and the International Aid Transparency Initiative.
ABOUT WORLD VISION INDIA• World Vision India endeavours to convey a public image conforming to reality, to always speak and act honestly. God helping us, we intend to continually pursue excellence beyond compliance, in all aspects of our work - governance, management, operations and administration.
OUR ACCOUNTABILITY• It is governed by a committed group of leaders from various disciplines spread throughout the country. A multi-disciplinary team of passionate and dedicated professionals manage it.
FUNDING• Child Sponsors provide the majority of the funds raised by World Vision. Supporters in 18 countries sponsor close to 2,25, 000 children and through them their families and communities in close to 127 projects around India. More than 40,000 Indians support over 30 projects around the country.• Sponsorship is about partnering girls and boys in their pursuit of a new future with dignity, justice, peace and hope. Sponsors pledge a monthly amount to help needy children, their families and communities.
FUNDING• Child sponsorship helps children get access to clean drinking water, sanitation, education, skills for future livelihood, nutrition and health care and participate in an age-appropriate development processes.• World Vision programmes also access resources from the Government of India as well as other countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Finland and Ireland, to mention a few.
FUNDING• It also helps communities to build a better future through empowerment, education, income generation and self-sufficiency.• Programmes seek equitable, just, peaceful, productive and inclusive relationships within households and communities responsible relationship with the environment, a culture of participation with families and whole communities empowered to influence and shape their situation through coalitions and networks addressing systemic issues towards ensuring access to basic needs in a sustainable manner.
CHILD SPONSORSHIP• Child Sponsorship is a unique relationship between you and your sponsored child.• When you become a World Vision Child Sponsor, you will help a child break free from the clutches of poverty and gift the child a future full of hope.• It is also a relationship that extends to the childs family and the community.• For Rs.800/- a month, you can make a lasting impact.
CHILD SPONSORSHIP• Child Sponsorship therefore changes a childs life by changing the world to which he/she belongs.
CHILD SPONSORSHIP• Along with this, newer business opportunities are generated among poor families, so that someday, they can continue to provide for the coming generations, even after World Vision has left their area!• Child Sponsorship is therefore a long-term commitment, and its effects are sustainable and long lasting!
CHILD SPONSORSHIP• As a sponsor, you get the satisfaction of being a very important part of this whole new world! You can keep in touch with your child through letters and personal visits and become a part of your childs world!• Child sponsorship is therefore a long-term, meaningful relationship between you and a needy child!
HIV AND AIDS RESPONSE• World Visions HIV and AIDS initiative is a natural extension of World Visions work with the poor and oppressed to seek justice and transform their lives.• While every programme of World Vision is involved in raising awareness on the issue of HIV and AIDS, there is a special focus on HIV prevention, care and advocacy interventions in districts with high prevalence.
HIV AND AIDS RESPONSE• We work with people living with HIV and AIDS in the six hard hit states of India - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Manipur and Nagaland.• We also work in vulnerable districts in other states. World Vision responds to the medical, nutritional, educational, economical, emotional and social needs of adults and children affected by HIV and AIDS.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY• World Visions primary approach to poverty alleviation through transformational development is called area development programme (ADP).• Each ADP focuses on a geographical area and covers a population of 20,000 to 1,00,000 people. It is a long-term involvement of 12-15 years, rooted in the community and in partnership with the civil society, NGOs and the Government.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY• World Vision India consciously focuses on people groups and areas in our country that are socio- economically vulnerable. Hence majority of the ADPs in rural and isolated tribal areas specially focus on the unreached, marginalized and disadvantaged people.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY• We seek to place ownership and resources in the hands of the community based organizations (CBOs) and to build their capabilities. The CBOs include• Women federations• Development Committees• Yuvak Mandals• Child Parliaments• Self Help Groups• Child Protection Committees• Children Clubs etc.
THE GUJARAT EXPERIENCE• At 8:50 am on 26th January 2001, Republic day, an earthquake with an intensity of 7.6 on the Richter scale shook the state of Gujarat leaving millions destitute and homeless. The death toll was put at 20,000 and more than 3,00,000 houses were completely damaged.
THE GUJARAT EXPERIENCE• World Vision has – rebuilt 1467 houses in 21 villages – provided seeds for crop sowing and horticultural saplings and agricultural implements have been distributed to 3500 farmers – established 32 sapling nurseries – provided 180 milk buffaloes to people in 21 villages.• Apart from constructing houses, World Vision concentrated a major portion of its endeavours to rehabilitating water and irrigation systems that were destroyed by the earthquake. More importantly, 19 check dams were constructed and will benefit 800 acres of agricultural land in villages that have been perennially drought-prone.
THE GUJARAT EXPERIENCE• To help children go back to school, World Vision rebuilt 21 primary schools and 20 community education centres. Nine public health centres were also constructed by World Vision.• To further support the people of Gujarat on their path back from destruction World Vision has launched Micro Enterprises Development (MED) programmes in select areas of the Kutch district, providing small loans and other means of financial assistance to enable people to attain economic sustainability.
BIHAR AND UP FLOODS• World Vision provided timely and immediate relief to those affected by the recent floods in UP and Bihar by distributing seven-day ration packs to more than 11000 families.• World Vision also distributed Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and Halozone tablets and bleaching powder to prevent the spread of disease.
BIHAR AND UP FLOODS• In Bihar, World Visions relief including food and non-food items have reached another 4000 families, bringing the number of flood-affected families being helped by the organization in the month of August and September to 24,555.• World Vision continues to work with the government in the flood-affected areas, mobilising relief to the vulnerable sections of the population.
RESPONDING TO EVERY MAJOR DISASTER• A swift and effective relief response when a major disaster strikes is a World Vision expertise.• World Vision has responded to every major disaster in India since 1977, starting with the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, the Latur earthquake, the Super Cyclone in Orissa, the Gujarat Earthquake, the Tsunami, Kashmir Earthquake, the Bihar Floods and many other disasters.
BUILDING UP RURAL INDIA ALLEVIATING POVERTY• Nearly 40% of Indias population of a billion plus lives in abject poverty. In India, we find that many are poor because of one simple reason — lack of regular income. To add to their miserable plight, over 90% of the rural poor are deep in debt.• Unable and unwilling to access banks or to apply for loans , the poor turn to local moneylenders, who charge 60% to 120% interest (per annum) or even more, trapping the poor into extreme poverty.
BUILDING UP RURAL INDIA ALLEVIATING POVERTY• Micro Enterprise Development (MED) is a proven way to strengthen viable, small businesses, resulting in increased household income and savings, and thus, alleviating the crunch of economic poverty.• World Vision works alongside enterprising members, helping them realize their economic potential and proving that they have the capacity to build their own, small Micro Enterprise units. World Vision facilitates the formation of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to save, share and build capacity. Small loans for the businesses are provided and collected through individual members in SHGs.
BUILDING UP RURAL INDIA ALLEVIATING POVERTY• A specialized non-profit company, established under the Indian Companies Act, manages the loans and economic assessment. The non- profit company called IMPACT focusses on MED in target communities of World Vision. Small loans (ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000) are provided for individuals in SHGs, along with training on management, marketing and investments.
INFLUENCING THROUGH ADVOCACY• World Vision India is part of, – Planning Commission Working Group on Womens Empowerment and Child Development. – National Disaster Management Authority, the premier agency dealing with disaster relief and preparedness in India.
CHILD HEALTH NOW• World Visions Child Health Now is a five year campaign to improve maternal and child health in India.• World Vision Indias 60 years experience of improving life for children and their families in 24 states and more than 5000 communities means we can speak with authority on the issue of child mortality.• Every day our staff witness and work to address the devastating effects of poor health on mothers and their children. We will do all we can to keep mothers and their children alive and healthy.
CONTACT US• World Vision India - National Office• 16,VOC Main Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai - 600 024.• Phone : +91 44 42287070 Tollfree : 1 800 425 4550 Fax : +91 44 42287242• E-mail:• For general queries: email@example.com• For queries on online transaction and thewebsite: firstname.lastname@example.org