Girls

October 3, 2013By WV AdvocacyGender Equity 3 Comments

On Beyond 5.org we focus on the things that will help give mothers the best chance and improve the likelihood that their children will survive past the age of five. One key piece of this equation that is not often talked about is girls. When girls receive a primary school education and eventually become mothers, … Read More

New York, New York

September 26, 2013By WV AdvocacyGlobal Goals No Comments

Yesterday, Beyond 5 was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. In the year 2000, the United Nations set 8 goals for helping to eliminate extreme poverty. Collectively, these are the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the deadline for achieving them is 2015. Progress has been made in achieving these goals, but more … Read More

Cautious Celebration

Cautious Celebration

September 24, 2013By Lisa BosHealthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

Last week, the global health community anxiously awaited the release of new information from UNICEF on the number of preventable child deaths for children under 5 in the past year. Our Beyond 5 team was ready to celebrate another year of progress toward ending these needless deaths and to getting the solutions to save lives … Read More

Friday Alert: Flash Flood for Good!

September 20, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Events 2 Comments

Join with Morgan Freeman, Colbie Caillat, Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey, Hilary Duff and others to be a part of a Flash Flood for Good. On September 24, we are going to start a ripple effect to reach millions of people and provide children around the globe with clean water. How does it work?  First, go to … Read More

When Water is More Than Just a Clean Drink

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

Picture This

Picture This

September 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water No Comments

An American family of four uses an average of 400 gallons of water a day. Now, imagine if the water you use was not the clear, clean water you are used to seeing. Beyond 5 is creating momentum around the Water for the World Act, a bill that will improve water, sanitation and hygiene facilities … Read More

Mother to Mother

Mother to Mother

September 10, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

A program in Ethiopia has shown that one of the most successful ways to help young mothers is having experienced mothers offer help and assistance. World Vision has found that timed and targeted counseling delivered through the peer mother method of sharing information is the most successful because it takes the burden of information sharing … Read More

Let’s Pass a Law!

Let’s Pass a Law!

September 5, 2013By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, Clean Water 9 Comments

Recently, the Water for the World Act was introduced as a bill in the House of Representatives. We want to make this bill a law and you can help! The biggest need right now is for people to contact their Members of Congress and ask for them to co-sponsor the bill. What does it mean … Read More

Success with WASH!

Success with WASH!

September 3, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, News 4 Comments

Diarrheal disease is the number two killer of children under five years old. To prevent diarrheal disease, World Vision focuses on clean water, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene — including hand washing and hand washing facilities. We recently saw success with these programs in World Vision communities. Mary Herrick, from World Vision’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene … Read More