Non-complacent until no child goes to bed hungry
World Vision, together with its partners and donors, has been rising to the occasion to address the hunger challenge for decades; sowing the seeds of resilience and hope.
We will not be complacent, and our actions will not stop until no child goes to bed hungry –because having one child struggling with hunger is one too many.
An EGGciting way to boost livelihoods and food security in three Ethiopian districts
In collaboration with local government and technical partners, World Vision has launched a 22-month pilot poultry project called the EGGciting Project. The project aims at improving the livelihoods and food security of rural communities by creating income-generating opportunities and capacity-building at household levels for improved egg production; whereby ensuring dietary diversity at household levels.
World Vision and partners celebrate success of food security project at its completion
World Vision and its partners on the Strengthening PSNP4* Institutions and Resilience (SPIR) Project celebrated the successful implementation of the project, a development food security activity, over the past five years (2016 to 2021). SPIR, a US$175 million USAID-funded project, has been a consortium project implemented by World Vision, CARE, ORDA, IFPRI, Ambo University and Hawassa University.
Child protection training helps save Wubalem from early marriage
Fourteen-year-old Wubalem is one of the girls who was to be married off to a person that they do not know. Her parents accepted a marriage proposal engagement and secretly began purchasing materials for the wedding party without her knowledge and consent. After World Vision’s massive training on child protection to schools, community and Government staff, she and her community were able to prevent this, and continue to reduce child marriage in their district significantly.
World Vision's Drylands Development Programme wins 2020 Energy Globe World Award
World Vision's Drylands Development Programme (DryDev) in Ethiopia has won a 2020 Energy Globe Award –the most important award for sustainability worldwide– for its outstanding contribution in restoring the environment.
DryDev won the 'Category Earth' award competing with 2,000 projects from 180 countries around the globe.
Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies of the world, with annual growth of 10% on average for the last 11 consecutive years. The current population is estimated at over 100 million; more than half of whom are youth.
Despite the current economic advances, recurrent drought with erratic annual rainfall, traditional ways of farming and unstable political and economic conditions remain a challenge for many families. Still today, nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services.
In Ethiopia, World Vision works together and alongside the governmental and non-governmental actors in an effort to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable children and their families to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive.
Saving for Transformation
In Ethiopia, 85% of the population lives in rural areas where financial services are scarce. Village saving and loan associations (a group of 10-20 self-selected individuals who agree to save a certain amount of money each week and loan to each other when the need arises) are one way of addressing financial constraints and food security issues. Currently, there are more than 75,000 families helping each other through 3,847 savings groups.
Running with Purpose
Nearly 100 World Vision Ethiopia staff, including the National Director, Mr. Edward Brown, took part in the 18th Ethiopian Great Run: a 10 km run, advocating for the end of child marriage in Ethiopia.
This year’s run, themed: “Empower Girls Now; they are the next leaders!” had more than 45,000 participants.
“We can run fast alone but we can run far together,” said Mr. Brown after finishing the run, emphasizing the importance of working together.
It Takes a World
Ethiopia is known as a hotspot for child marriage. Our teams have been implementing various projects to address the root causes of child marriage.