Communities in need. Canadians who care.

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 to 15 years to establish sustainable results. Village2Village turns collective Canadian power into global community impact.

Whether you are an individual, family or community you can support villages in need!

Choose your own monthly support amount.

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Your contributions will be combined with other donors like you to make the greatest impact in the communities below.

Choose your own monthly support amount.

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2017 Financial Pie Graph

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)

80.5% Programs
13.3% Core Mission Support – Fundraising
6.2% Core Mission Support – Administration

Villages we currently serve:

Click on a country and see how your pledge will help.

Guatemala

Guatemala - San Pedro

BARRIERS: Health and Education

This is primarily a rural farming community, where malnutrition rates are high, access to clean water is limited and school systems are under resourced.

ACTION:
  • Establish community education centres
  • Provide water filters
  • Train mothers in child nutrition
Bangladesh

Bangladesh - Bhandaria

BARRIERS: Health, Education and Economic Development

Currently, 95% of families do not have sufficient food and women’s wages can be as low as one dollar a day. The community is addressing child labour issues and reoccurring natural disasters.

ACTION:
  • Educate locals on child rights
  • Establish savings groups among families
  • Teach disaster prevention and protection
Tanzania

Tanzania - Shishiyu

BARRIERS: Food Security

People experience difficultly providing and accessing food for their families. Families survive on subsistence farming and harvesting just enough to get by.

ACTION:
  • Teach farmers to improve livestock and crop production
  • Provide farmers with seeds and tools
Kenya

Kenya - Soin

BARRIERS: Health and Education

Malaria and malnutrition continue to plague families and children, while the education system is struggling due to poor facilities.

ACTION:
  • Construction of classrooms
  • Educate families on child nutrition
  • Train community health care workers
Nepal

Nepal - Achham West

BARRIERS: Health and Education

More than half of the population are children, and poverty sometimes forces families to choose work over education.

ACTION:
  • Promote equal education for all children
  • Promote healthy habits for expecting mothers
Laos

Laos - Multiple Communities

BARRIERS: Education, Agriculture, Health and Nutrition

Communities are experiencing food shortages. At the same time, children are at risk of disease.

ACTION:
  • Train community health workers in the management of communicable diseases
  • Establish parents’ associations in schools

Village2Village FAQ

How is Village2Village different from Child Sponsorship?

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.

How does my monthly support benefit the communities?

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.

Am I expected to support communities for 12-15 years?

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:

Bangladesh – Bhandaria 2025 Guatemala – San Pedro 2027 Kenya - Soin 2022 Nepal - Achham West 2030 Tanzania - Shishiyu 2030 Laos – Ngommalath, Soukhouma, Xebangfay 2024 - 2027

Will more countries be added to Village2Village?

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.

How were the communities selected?

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

What types of updates can I expect to receive and how frequently?

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.

Can I change the monthly contribution amount if I decide to?

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.

Can I direct my contribution towards only one country?

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.