Recently I visited a tiny rural village several miles outside the city of Managua in Nicaragua. Imagine my surprise when I met these three beauties, with their huge smiles and gleaming brand new glasses—the families in this remote village hardly looked like they could afford medical care, much less vision care and glasses! The girls excitedly told me that they’d only been wearing their glasses a few months, and couldn’t believe what a difference it had made. As someone born with strabismus, a rather common stigmatism treatable with surgery, I could relate well to their excitement over their newfound 20/20 vision!
Something as practical and profound as vision care among the poorest of the poor in countries like Nicaragua is just one way that international relief and development organization, World Vision, changes lives with the help of sponsors like you and me.
In several countries throughout Africa, where the AIDS pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of children orphaned and vulnerable, World Vision is providing things like food, clothing, clean water and access to much needed health care. I’ve been sponsoring 2 children for over 8 years, and can tell you without hesitancy that the sacrifice of $35 per month is a small one for the amount of good it does in one child’s life.
Click on the logo below to find out how you can sponsor a child now.