Economic stability can completely transform lives in poor communities. Protecting, restoring and generating new livelihoods has always played a big role in World Vision’s work.
With our transformational approach to development, World Vision is constantly working toward sustainable solutions. We need to equip people in our program areas with the tools and skills to continue to build strong communities for generations to come.
Economic development initiatives are built into our Area Development Programs, alongside our work in education, healthcare, agriculture, water and sanitation. By sponsoring a child, you can help communities become economically sustainable.
After an emergency hits, World Vision’s response may include working to restore livelihoods when farms or businesses have been destroyed, or other economic assets have been damaged. Donating to World Vision’s Emergency Preparedness Fund enables us to carry out this essential work in times of crisis.
This was originally published on the 14th of September 2009.