World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).
They have more than 45,000 staff members working in 96 countries.
For six decades, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes. World Vision is committed to the poor because they are Christian. They work with people of all cultures, faiths and genders to achieve transformation. They do this through relief and development, policy advocacy and change, collaboration, education about poverty, and emphasis on personal growth, social justice and spiritual values.
The action World Vision is committed to includes:
transformational development, which is the phrase they use to describe a holistic approach to improving the lives of the poor by recognising people's physical, social, spiritual, economic and political needs.
emergency relief – following the International Code of Conduct for disaster relief organisations
promotion of justice – they advocate for victims of injustice and poverty
strategic initiatives - such as programs promoting community leadership
Christian engagement by example – they oppose proselytism and coercion of any kind.