Every year, hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy or childbirth because they cannot access appropriate healthcare. Children born into poverty are more than twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from developed countries.
World Vision Australia places donated resources in community health centres, hospital maternity wards and refugee camps and settlements to provide children and their communities with the essentials for improved health, comfort and mobility. We use donated resources to help provide access to health services for mothers, infants and children.
When donated resources are used to support and incentivise health clinic visits, attendance rises and immunisation coverage is increased. Specialised resources are implemented through trained experts, to ensure safety, quality, and the best possible outcome.
When communities have the resources to earn a better income, everyone benefits. Adults have the opportunity to build a better life for themselves, and to provide opportunities for future generations to thrive.
The World Bank’s most recent global survey found just over one billion people living on less than $1.25 a day. People living in poverty often lack education and business skills, as well as the assets and credit to improve their incomes.
Donated start-up business materials such as trade resources, farming tools and upholstery fabric help to improve young people’s vocational skills base. Providing resources to increase their chances of gaining employment and earning an income is one of the best methods for ensuring self-sufficiency, security and the chance at a better life.
Learning is difficult when teachers and children have to do things like share a single book. When a school is provided with a whole library of resources, it makes a world of difference to education outcomes. Providing learning resources to children in the developing world helps them get the best start in life.
Education is a crucial part of breaking the cycle of poverty. However, many developing countries have severe shortages of school materials and learning resources. This reduces the quality of education in the classroom and a child’s willingness or ability to remain in school. World Vision Australia integrates donated education resources in primary and secondary schools, community libraries and universities, and utilises donated textbooks in proven, quality literacy programming.