Job Promise Turns to Nightmare

April 11, 2017By Guest AuthorForeign Assistance No Comments

By Rhonda Hirst Joy*, 49, has eight children. She lived a basic yet comfortable life in a remote community in the rolling hills of Ormoc, Philippines. Her husband made coconut wine and sold two large barrels a week for 5,000 pesos, about $100. “We were happy before Yolanda,” she explains. (“Yolanda” is the Philippine name … Read More

Why U.S. Foreign Assistance Matters

March 7, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance, Learn about Advocacy 1 Comment

Currently, U.S. foreign assistance is at risk of cuts between 30-40 percent. These cuts would not only be disproportionate, but they would also severely impact millions of people being helped by life-saving programs that are funded by U.S. foreign assistance. Many countries experience unparalleled suffering and loss of life due extreme poverty, disease, natural disasters, … Read More

A cooperative Congress can save lives

March 2, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance No Comments

This blog post was posted in 2012 on World Vision’s blog but is still relevant today. With proposed cuts to the foreign affairs budget, now is the time for Congress to work together. You can contact Congress asking them to work together and to keep in mind the impact their decisions will have on God’s children around … Read More

A Note on Confirmation Hearings

January 13, 2017By Lisa BosForeign Assistance 2 Comments

You’ve likely seen or heard about the current flurry of activity in the U.S. Senate, beginning the confirmation process for President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. These are the people that will have leadership roles in the Administration — either heading up an agency or department or serving in another critical advisory role to the President. As … Read More

Over, but not broken

December 12, 2016By Christina BradicForeign Assistance, Making History 1 Comment

On Saturday, Congress officially adjourned. You may have heard about this in the news in the context of, ‘This week Congress adjourned without doing… X.’ But behind the news headlines and media stories, behind the doors of Congress, there are people who represent you, who listen to you, working to get things done – and … Read More