Super Awesome Organization Sunday

World Vision focuses its work on projects that help communities address the root causes — not just the symptoms — of poverty. They do this through a variety of ways…

Sponsorship (A fun and inexpensive way for your family to get involved)
Children and families connected to sponsors through life-changing relationships.

Child Crisis Partner
Helping the world’s most vulnerable children escape a life of horror.

Food and water
Fresh water wells, seeds, tools, agricultural training, and livestock.

Health care
Immunizations, health clinics, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

School fees, teachers, tutoring, building and repairing schools.

Economic Development (This is one of the my personal favorites)
Micro loans, business training, job skills, new markets for entrepreneurs.

Emergency Aid
Prepositioned relief goods, family survival kits, disaster mitigation, and shelter.
Beyond all of that, they are very open and honest with their finances so you know your money is being stewarded well. 86-87% of all donations go to service provision. Pretty substantial considering the infrastructure necessary for a large international relief agency.

Oh yeah, and you probably are asking yourself why this idiot put a goat on the World Vision post. Check this out for an explanation.