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Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision supports three World Vision projects in places where life is especially difficult for girls and boys. Click on each link below to read more about this transformational work.
Many children in Bangladesh toil as laborers under conditions that threaten their health and safety. Some children are forced to beg or pick through trash, some work peeling shrimp in dark depots or carrying heavy loads at the port. They are often sexually exploited. Nearly 1.7 million children ages 5 to 17 in Bangladesh are engaged in illegal child labor.
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. One of our key objectives is to increase access to education for children who are vulnerable to or already engaged in labor.
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.
The violence in Honduras due to gangs and drugs makes it a tough place to grow up. It's especially hard for children in poverty. World Vision has stepped into the picture to create opportunities for families and give children and young people alternatives to gang activity. 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.
Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision invites you to partner with us in this transformational work. We can't do it without you. Thank you for helping us exceed our goal of $175,000 in the fiscal year 2016-2017. With your help and the Lord's blessing, we are setting out to do it again in fiscal year 2017-2018.