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History of World Vision International
			- Established during Korean War (1950), World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with 100 million people in 100 countries around the world.

World Vision International
World Vision was born from a man’s love toward a child.
Dr. Bob Peirce, an American evangelist and war correspondent, saw a lot of children dying in
the streets at the field of Korean War and determined to build a charity foundation to save
them. Putting his conviction into practice, he opened a foundation in Portland, Oregon, U.S.
and began fundraising with the help of churches. Dr. Peirce also started helping war
orphaned children and widows of Korea. That was the first step World Vision
took in its ministry.

“Let my heart be broken by the things that break the
heart of God.”

The prayer of Dr. Bob Pierce became the base of
World Vision’s spirit. Since then, World Vision’s
ministry has expanded into other Asian countries
and eventually into Africa, Latin America, Eastern
Europe and the Middle East for over 60 years.
Now, World Vision has grown into one of the world’s
largest and most accountable relief, development and advocacy organization.

From 1950s to the end of 1960s, World Vision gave a direct help to sponsored children
individually, providing them with food, education, healthcare service and vocational training.
At the end of 1960s, however, World Vision learned a lesson from the 20 years of experience
that a community has to be developed first in order to transform the life of children in that
community. Based on this lessons, by 1970s, World Vision launched Commun Development
Projects in addition to child sponsorship. The projects have been carried out in an integrated way to provide drinking water, hygiene/healthcare and education, promote income growth and empower citizens, and as a result, it has fundamentally transformed a community where children can live a decent life as a human being. Also, the organization established Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs(HEA) team to carry out a rapid and effective responses to people
sufferingfrom disasters in the world using its global network.
In the 21st century, World Vision strengthens its role in advocacy ministry to protect children’s rights to life and reduce poverty. With this effort, it builds a strong solidarity with governments and other organizations to address the issues of child labor, child soldier and sexual
exploitation on children and women, and finds more effective and fundamental solutions
accordingly. It also plays a leading role in international disaster relief and development on the ground in partnership with UN entities such as UNHCR, WFP and UNICEF.