Who We Are


World Vision is a Christian, relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.


Motivated by Christian faith, World Vision wants to empower every child to build a better future for their families, their communities and their countries. World vision serves the most vulnerable regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.


Everything World Vision does is focused on one goal: The Sustained Well-Being of all Children, Especially the Most vulnerable.



Our programs focus on:







Education with Child Protection



Economic Development



Health and Nutrition




Disaster Risk Reduction






Our history



American missionary Dr. Robert “Bob” Willard Pierce travelled to China and Korea in 1947 to support war victims. But an encounter with a child named White Jade was a turning point for Bob Pierce. White Jade was a battered child, and a local missionary was struggling to take care of her. Moved by Jade’s situation, Pierce gave his last five dollars and pledged to send the same amount every month to provide for the child’s needs. He founded World Vision in 1950 to provide long-term care for children. 


Over the next several decades, World Vision expanded its work throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.


The international aid agency reached the Philippines in 1957. Members gave musical instruments and textbooks for children in the Good Shepherd’s Fold, an orphanage in Guimaras. Three years later, World Vision established the Mercyville Orphanage in South Cotabato.


Since then, World Vision has set its course to care for the poor and most vulnerable and share the love of Jesus Christ. Starting with just 500 children in the 1950s, World Vision in the Philippines is currently supporting more than 100,000 children together with their families and communities.



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