Basic Organization Information
WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL
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Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S30 Economic Development
X Religion, Spiritual Development
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Vision statement: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness;Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so. World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Our mission: World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
Mr. Kevin Jenkins
Kevin Jenkins became President and CEO of World Vision International in October 2009. Mr. Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Alberta and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Jenkins held several senior positions with Canadian Airlines before he was named chief executive officer. Mr. Jenkins also worked for Westaim Coporation and TriWest Capital before joining World Vision. Mr. Jenkins has been married for more than thirty years and has three adult children.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
World Vision believes that tackling the causes of poverty through a holistic approach creates the greatest long-term impact. In the past year, the worldwide World Vision partnership has conducted the following activities to help relieve poverty and improve the lives of the world’s poorest: Disaster response – Within 24 to 72 hours of a disaster, World Vision usually can begin delivering aid to children and families in need. We have 45,000 staff in close to 100 countries. Many of those staff are prepared to respond to crises and committed to helping communities rebuild. In 2012, World Vision responded to 87 major disasters and humanitarian emergencies around the world and assisted more than 10 million survivors. Child sponsorship – Our child sponsorship programs helped change the lives of more than 4.2 million children worldwide. More than 1.1 million of those children were sponsored by 750,000 sponsors in the United States. Microloans – We invest in the potential of hardworking entrepreneurs in developing countries by providing funding for small businesses. These loans are made to people who do not have access to traditional banking resources. In 2012, World Vision disbursed $607 million in microloans to over 800,000 people in 35 countries. These loans impacted nearly 1.5 million jobs and 2.4 million children. Food assistance – World Vision helped children and families in need by providing over 61,000 metric tons of food supplies and $50 million in food grants. That is the equivalent to 2,000 semi-truck loads of food. Clean Water – World Vision enabled almost 955,000 people in 10 African countries to gain access to clean water by drilling approximately 1,200 new wells and through other sanitation and hygiene efforts. HIV and AIDS education and prevention – World Vision helped deliver HIV and AIDS prevention education to nearly 525,000 people in AIDS-affected areas of Africa. In addition, we equipped nearly 25,000 people in almost 6,500 churches across Africa to provide additional HIV prevention and AIDS care to their communities.
Expert Reviews and Comments
Evidence of Impact
Experts mention that World Vision International have a high presence and impact in Africa. They have large-scale projects that reach the poorest of the poor and impacts many communities.
Nearly all experts mention that two of World Vision strengths are they are well resourced and have strong staff.
Areas for Improvement
World Vision can improve by sharing their lessons learned, in particular providing mentorship to local smaller nonprofits. They also need more technical advisors to improve their field work and monitor their projects in the long-run.