Each World Vision Gift represents an area of World Vision's work. For example, when you buy a goat, tools for farmers or fast-growing seeds, you're supporting our family income and food security work - which goes towards this life-changing work and other programming we do in this sector. By pooling our gifts into our areas of work, donations have the most impact they can, going where a community needs them most.
When you buy a life-changing charity gift from World Vision, you're actually giving a gift that symbolises important development work in specific sectors such as agriculture, health, water and sanitation. For example, if you buy a piglet, you're donating to a community's agricultural and farming projects. If you buy mosquito nets for a family, you're contributing to a community's health projects. After decades of experience, World Vision has found this is the most effective way to really help a community and be sure funds go where they are most needed within sectors.
Should we receive contributions in excess of the needs in a particular category, we will use the excess in other categories represented by gift items in the World Vision Gifts catalogue.