World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
From October 2009 through September 2010, World Vision responded to nearly 80 major disasters and humanitarian emergencies, assisting 15 million people. In addition to addressing immediate and short-term needs, World Vision seeks to work with national governments, where appropriate, and families on long-term recovery plans. World Vision believes that finding comprehensive and sustainable solutions will help to minimize the impact of future crises.
The current drought in the Horn of Africa is being reported as the worst in that region in more than 60 years. An estimated 10 million people are affected in the easternmost area of Africa, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Without rain, crops have failed, and the prices of food and fuel are rising beyond the reach of families already struggling to survive. We fear that we have not yet seen the worst.
As millions of people in the Horn of Africa suffer from the impact, World Vision and The Hall STEPS Foundation are committed to helping them and showing them that they are not forgotten. Thanks, in part, to a donation from STEPS, World Vision is able to more effectively respond to the dire needs of people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
What is more, World Vision has a 5X multiplier on all charitable gifts toward the crisis in East Africa. This means that the STEPS donation will be multiplied by five!