Life in all its fullness
Thank you to everyone who is part of our work by praying, serving, giving and advocating. In the past 20 years, Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision has raised over $3 million for World Vision projects and we're not done yet!
Our chapter fund-raising goal for the new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018, is $192,000. Will you help us reach that goal so that more children can live life in all its fullness?
Our chapter, along with the funds raised by the other five Women of Vision chapters in the US, supports three projects in places where life is especially difficult for girls and boys -- Honduras, Bangladesh and in refugee camps for families displaced from Syria by the civil war. All of these projects are part of World Vision’s Every Last One campaign, joining the international community to end extreme poverty by 2030. We believe it is possible! Extreme poverty has been cut in half in the past 20 years but the places where it is the worst are some of the most difficult places to work. World Vision is working in nearly 100 countries delivering hope and solutions.
Join us in this fight against extreme poverty. It will take every last one of us to reach every last one of them.
Click on each link below to read more about the projects Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision is supporting. To Donate, click here.
Bangladesh, Honduras, Syria
Bangladesh Child Protection: Acting to End Child Labor
Many children in Bangladesh toil as laborers under conditions that threaten their health and safety. Some children work peeling shrimp in dark depots or carrying heavy loads at the port. They earn only pennies a day. They are often sexually exploited. Nearly 1.7 million children ages 5 to 17 in Bangladesh are engaged in child labor. It's illegal, but families often feel they have no choice.
World Vision’s Child Protection Project in Bangladesh aims to remove children from exploitative and hazardous work and keep those at risk from engaging in such work. Our goal is to come alongside families, communities, and partners to ensure that boys and girls are kept safe and have opportunities to thrive as God wants them to.
Syria Crisis Annual Report
The world for Syrian children and their families turned upside down when fighting started in their country in 2011. The number of refugees and displaced people has grown into one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. World Vision is providing emergency aid and interventions so the children of Syria can dream of a better future.
HONDURAS WASH AND THRIVE PROJECTS
Honduras Economic Empowerment
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Central America, and the violence due to gangs and drugs makes it an extra tough place to grow up. World Vision has stepped into the picture to create opportunities for families and give children and young people hope for their future. The THRIVE program provides economic empowerment through agricultural and business training, microloans, and other activities that benefit families. World Vision is also bringing clean water and sanitation to areas of great need.