To achieve ultimate child wellbeing we need to work within the context of that child’s life, because we know child well-being is tied to living in a safe household, healthy environment and supportive community. So we approach development holistically.
We work with communities to establish priorities and the time it will take to achieve their goals. Addressing the root causes of poverty involves building trusting relationships, breaking mindsets, changing attitudes, and providing tools, skills, and training – all of which requires a great investment of time.
Once we engage with a community we are committing to long-term programs which aim to build capacity in the community so there is little reliance on World Vision. Programs can last between 5-15 years depending on the community. Before we work with a community, we sit and listen to them to determine how to best approach the issues