Every dollar has a direct impact.
80.5% of donations go directly to programs that help communities in need. (Based on a 5-year average)
Introducing a new way to support entire communities throughout the developing world. A monthly pledge where contributions are pooled together to create powerful change. A charity that focuses on removing the fundamental barriers to progress. A partnership that works with villages for 12-15 years to establish long-lasting results. Village2Village turns collective Canadian power into global community impact.
Whether you are an individual, family or community you can support villages in need.
With your love, victory over poverty is possible!
Use the slider to choose the amount you'd like to give each month.
Your contributions will be combined with other donors like you to make the greatest impact in the communities below.
Click on a country and see how your pledge will help.
Poor farming community, poverty runs deep (74%), malnutrition is on the rise and schooling is severely lacking.
More than half of the population are children, and poverty forces families to choose work over education.
Insufficient food for 95% of families. Women's wages as low as a dollar a day. Child labour, environmental challenges, and more.
Food shortages, children at risk of disease, and uneducated mothers.
People survive on subsistence farming, harvesting just enough to get by.
Malaria and malnourishment continue to plague families and children, a declining focus on education perpetuates the cycle of poverty.
Village2Village is a new way to help entire communities in developing countries receive resources needed to break out of the cycle of poverty and reach self-sufficiency.
Pooled Contributions from supporters will provide the required financial resources to help communities overcome barriers to progress. Contributions will be directed towards activities such as Water & Sanitation, Health, Food Security, Agriculture, Education, Women’s & Children’s Rights and Economic Development.
World Vision partners with each community for 12-15 years to help them reach their full potential and establish secure, sustainable success – one that can continue to thrive.
Semi-annual project updates and online resources enable supporters to learn about communities and their needs, follow their journey, and see the real, human impact being delivered.
World Vision’s Village 2 Village empowers you to make a broad impact across multiple communities in need to improve the well-being of children, whereas World Vision Child Sponsorship enables you to make a deep, personal impact in a particular child’s life and their specific community, transforming their life and their future through uplifting their community.
Village 2 Village drives progress across entire communities by turning collective donor power into global community impact. Pooled resources from donations are designed to include and benefit the lives of everyone in these participating communities, especially the children.
Child Sponsorship establishes a close personal connection with your sponsored child through emails, photos, even visits to them, instilling a powerful hope and confidence for the future. Furthermore, your financial donation is combined with other sponsor donations of children in that specific community, to uplift the community and benefit the children living there.
Village 2 Village and Child Sponsorship both provide unique opportunities to impact the lives of children most in need around the world in different and powerful ways – You choose the impact you want to make. You choose if you want to connect with an individual child or not.
Your monthly pledge is pooled with the contributions of other donors. This ensures that resources are in place to assist communities towards self -sufficiency and sustainability. Your support will be directed towards activities that will help communities overcome hurdles and barriers to achieving these goals.
The minimum donation amount is $5 per month however any monthly amount you can afford would be impactful.
Online payments will be available at www.worldvision.ca/village
Cheque, automatic withdrawals and credit card payments can be set up on Telemarketing, Retail and Door to Door channels.
Participating Area Communities:
Bangladesh – Bhandaria
Guatemala – San Pedro
Kenya - Soin
Nepal - Achham West
Tanzania - Shishiyu
Laos – Ngommalath, Soukhouma, Xebangfay
It takes a foundation of resources and activities over a sustained period before viable results take shape in communities. World Vision partners with each community for 12-15 years to help them reach their full potential and establish secure, thriving and sustainable success. Although, you can cancel your pledge at any time, your ongoing support will ensure that resources continue to be in place to assist communities in removing hurdles to achieving community self-sufficiency and success.
Projected dates that communities will reach self-sufficiency:
Village2Village is a new product. We are offering the pledge product as a new experience that enables donors to make a positive impact with communities. Specifically, this can be an avenue of engagement with communities in developing countries that resonates with them; which they prefer and can get on board with for a sustained period. Currently, there are 8 communities across 6 countries that are participating in the pledge product. If enough support is given to address resource needs in these 8 communities, we will be looking at plans to expand the list of participating communities in the future.
We partner with local communities to understand their priorities. Therefore, communities have direct input into identifying what needs are important to them. Hence, the way in which we program and implement activities are different in each country: Below is a list of sector priorities for the communities receiving your support.
We approached communities where we currently work and that have strong alignment with addressing the types of needs covered by the Village2Village product. Then, community members were consulted on participating in the pledge and identified benefits that opting-in would bring into their areas. Reminder of Interventions: Water & Sanitation, Health, Food Security, Agriculture, Education, Women’s & Children’s Rights and Economic Development
When your first donation is received, within 3 days, you can expect to receive a Welcome Email from an Area Community Manager. In addition, you will also receive email versions of: semi-annual progress reports (twice a year- March & September); World Vision’s Annual Report and an annual tax receipt.
The minimum monthly amount is $5. If you change your mind, you can always give us a call back and we can help you to continue your generosity by aligning you to an experience that helps you contribute at an amount that is comfortable for you.
At this time, your monthly pledge will be pooled with other donors’ contributions, and resources are distributed among the participating communities. We feel that this is an effective way of ensuring that resources continue to be in place to assist all participating communities in removing hurdles to community self-sufficiency and sustained success.
Call Customer Services Department Toll Free at: 1-800-472-8544 and 1-866-595-5550
As this is a new way of giving, we are not currently offering visits for communities participating in Village2Village.
Currently all our information is provided online via our desktop or mobile site at www.worldvision.ca/village. However, in the following months we will have printed materials available. If you are interested in the printouts you can either check back to see which retail locations we are in (Spring 2018) or at your request we will happily send you these pieces in the mail (after Spring 2018). If you have further questions, or cannot access the site, I would be happy to help you.
Your experience and impact will not change depending on price point. As we are trying to make a difference in these communities together, any amount of support will be treated equally and supporters will be given the same amount of information regarding the impact and development of these communities.
At this time, for ease of use, we do not require you to have an MyWorldVision account to be part of Village2Village. Updates and tax receipts will simply be emailed directly to your in-box.
There is information regarding participating communities on our landing page found at www.worldvision.ca/village. In addition, supporters of Village2Village, will receive semi-annual updates regarding the communities.
Currently, we are only providing information via our landing page. It is very simple and easy to scroll through to find information as it is all contained on one page, and can also be accessed on your mobile device (www.worldvision.ca/village). If you are still experiencing challenges, one of our customer service representatives would be happy to help you. They can be reached at: 1-800-472-8544 and 1-866-595-5550.