Where in the world?

How much do you know about geography, and where World Vision works?

See if you can guess where these beautiful photos were taken. There are clues in the captions, and here's a hint: World Vision works in all of them! 

(The answers are at the bottom of the page.)

1. In this tiny East African nation, World Vision trained farmers to terrace their hillsides so they could grow crops such as coffee.

 (Photo: ©2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

2. A blue cottage has a peaceful view of Lake Sevan in this small landlocked country, where World Vision began work in 1988 after a devastating earthquake.

(Photo: ©2015 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)



3. A tangle of rickshaws, cars, and pedestrians clog the streets in this nation’s capital, where World Vision started urban sponsorship programs for children in 1997.

(Photo: ©2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)


4. This country is considered the poorest in Europe, and in its capital a monument to national hero Skanderbeg presides over the city’s main square. 

(Photo: ©2008 Jon Warren/World Vision)




5. Elephants walking down the street is just a normal day in this South Asian nation whose borders stretch across mountains, desert, and jungle. Since 1953, World Vision has worked here through child sponsorship, disaster relief, and programs to combat child labour and trafficking.

(Photo: ©2012 Jon Warren/World Vision)


6. The sun sets on the skyline of the capital city of this country, where World Vision is serving some of the 629,000 refugees who fled here from neighbouring Syria.

(Photo: ©2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)


7. Snow-covered haystacks are testament to the record cold weather this Eastern European nation received in winter 2011. Sponsorship in this area helps families keep their children warm with winter clothing.

(Photo: ©2011 Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)



8. Penguins live at the beach in this African country, where World Vision has worked since 1965. In the last 15 years, child sponsorship and other programs have focused on the continent’s AIDS crisis.

(Photo: ©2008 Jon Warren/World Vision)


9. The lush fields in Antsokia Valley weren’t always so green—a famine that gripped this country in the 1980s left one million people dead and the countryside barren. World Vision has worked here since 1971, focused on education, health, and clean water.

(Photo: ©2004 Jon Warren/World Vision)


10. The golden domes of the Convent of St. Mary Magdalene, as seen from the Mount of Olives, glimmer in this ancient Middle Eastern city. Nearby, World Vision serves 49,000 children and their families with sponsorship, health and education programs, and partnerships with local organizations.

(Photo: ©2011 Jon Warren/World Vision)



11. High in the Andes Mountains of this country, Uchcoccocha Lake provides nearby communities with plenty of rainbow trout, a local speciality. World Vision helped set up a hatchery with supplies, a boat, and training.

(Photo: ©2008 Jon Warren/World Vision)



12. This building silhouette may look like a temple, but it’s a memorial to those killed nearby by Khmer Rouge. World Vision was forced to leave this country in 1975 but resumed its work four years later to help the nation recover from genocide.

(Photo: ©2012 Jon Warren/World Vision)


13. In the heart of Africa, men steer precarious vessels along the Ndjili River to collect sand. This resource-rich country is also one of the world’s poorest, and World Vision has worked here since 1958 to address the root causes of poverty.

(Photo: ©2011 Jon Warren/World Vision)


14. A monarch butterfly rests on vibrant blossoms in this Latin American country, where millions of monarch butterflies migrate during the winter months. But butterflies aren't the only seasonal events here, and World Vision often responds to hurricanes here. 

(Photo: ©2010 Jon Warren/World Vision)


15. A reindeer and his rider dash through the forest of this country, where its wide open steppes earned the nickname “Land of the Blue Sky.” Many families here who herd reindeer benefit from a World Vision project that diversifies their livelihoods by growing vegetables and providing medical and veterinary assistance.

(Photo: ©2006 Justin Douglass/World Vision)


16. Two women in this southern African nation balance their loads as they walk into the sunset. In 2014, this community was one of 416 across the country where every person gained access to clean water.

(Photo: ©2014 Jon Warren/World Vision)



  1. Rwanda
  2. Armenia
  3. Bangladesh 
  4. Albania
  5. India 
  6. Jordan 
  7. Romania 
  8. South Africa 
  9. Ethiopia 
  10. Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza
  11. Peru 
  12. Cambodia 
  13. Democratic Republic of the Congo 
  14. Mexico
  15. Mongolia
  16. Zambia 

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