To D.C. and Back

May 14, 2014By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories, Clean Water 1 Comment

By Dave Erickson “Do you mean, like filtered water?” That question came from the bank teller standing in front of me a few days ago. She had asked me if I’d traveled anywhere recently. I told her my wife and I had attended a clean water conference in Washington D.C. I knew she was thinking … Read More

“It’s like we are no one.”

December 3, 2013By Guest AuthorProtecting Children 1 Comment

A Human Rights Issue is a Child Health Issue. By James Pedrick, Community Engagement Manager for World Vision Youth, and Christina Bradic, Beyond 5. Normally on Beyond 5, we talk about maternal and child health issues, but today we wanted to fill you in on a situation happening right now in the Dominican Republic.  People … Read More

When Water is More Than Just a Clean Drink

September 19, 2013By Guest AuthorClean Water No Comments

The story below comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo in a community where World Vision drilled four wells. More than 1,000 families have access to clean water for the first time, but for women and girls in the community, the wells mean so much more. By Alice Bafiala The courtyard of Mungeza, a housewife … Read More

My Summer with Beyond 5

August 27, 2013By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories 3 Comments

Today we welcome a guest post from Taylor Gleason, our summer intern.  She shares how one summer changed her perspective on advocacy. We’re going to miss you, Taylor! By Taylor Gleason If you would have met me a year ago and told me that I would be interning at World vision with the Advocacy department, … Read More

A Letter From Myanmar

July 9, 2013By Guest AuthorLocal Level Advocacy 2 Comments

Superheros come in all forms.  Today we would like to introduce you to Saw Htay Plain, a 16-year old boy from Myanmar who is courageous enough to stand up and talk to world leaders so that he and his community can see change.  He asks for job opportunities, access to education and health. Read his letter. … Read More

Helping Mothers in Pakistan

July 2, 2013By Guest AuthorLocal Level Advocacy No Comments

This is the first post in our Beyond 5 Summer Blockbuster series.  Meet real-life superhero Ahmad, who advocates to bring maternal health services to his community in Pakistan, where one in every 89 women will die due to causes related to childbirth. By Asif Raza Fifteen years ago, Ahmad’s Aunt faced severe complications during her third … Read More

Good Nutrition Starts Before Birth

May 7, 2013By Guest AuthorFood and Nutrition No Comments

By Cat-Dan Lai-Smith When I was expecting my son a few years ago, I learned to anticipate the usual questions that most pregnant women receive, even from complete strangers. “When are you due?” “Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl?” And inevitably, “Do you have any weird cravings?” Sadly, I didn’t have … Read More