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Slondiwe Msomi, 14, shows off some agricultural items her family received from World Vision, thx to generous Canadians. These include: carrot seeds, watering can, gardening hoe http://bit.ly/abG2i5

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& #WorldVisionCan team up to bring u great music for a great cause. Playing #Toronto Aug 28. For tiks visit http://bit.ly/c1r9do

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1/5th of #Pakistan is underwater. The CDN gov't is matching ea. dollar donated to flood relief @ www.worldvision.ca/Pakistan-Floods

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Babies are the epitome of cute. Remember, today is the #Edmonton screening of BABIES 7pm, City Centre, 10200 102nd Ave. RT!

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World Vision staff test and treat patients at the organization's emergency health clinic in #flood affected Lower Dir, #Pakistan. "People are showing up at the clinic parched and hungry. They've walked through rain and mud, carrying their children for hours. They're suffering from diarrhea and acute respiratory infections. The situation is desperate," said Dr. Sheraz Iqbal, a physician with World Vision in Pakistan.

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Sitan, 8, lives in Bani Valley, a community in Mali where World Vision child sponsorship is at work helping to improve the lives of families. Thanks to the generous support of Canadians, World Vision was able to build and now operates a medical centre in Bani Valley where residents receive medical care, prescriptions and important health-preserving items like mosquito nets.

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A synopsis of what World Vision has done in Haiti since January 12. Today marks 6 months since the earthquake

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In India, 10-year-old Nasrat Banu Khatoon lives with her family along a river bank. She labours everyday on the banks, breaking stones under the scorching heat of the sun to help her mother sustain the family.

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In Zambia, Canadian singer Suzie McNeil spends time with and performs for the students of Lukonde Basic School, which was started and built by World Vision and has a feeding program in partnership with World Food Program that feeds 400 children every day.

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Celebrating Dads: Chaminder of Sri Lanka says the new planting and pest-control techniques he learned from World Vision give him hope for his farm and being able to grow enough food to feed his family. “World Vision has put targets in our mind we didn’t think were possible,” says Chaminder. “That gives us motivation. In five years time, if you come back, there will not be a patch of ground here that does not grow food for us.”

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Mbary Elementary School in Senegal was revitalized through the help of World Vision. World Vision built 6 classrooms, a playground and soccer field, a fence to keep animals off the compound, latrines and brought water to the property and installed taps to make water easily accessible

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Maria, 5, of the Philippines, holds 1 of 5 ducks her fam rec'd thanks to WV's Gift catalogue http://bit.ly/aTbVzH

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On May 1 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, families gathered in a park to dance, sing and plant 100 saplings. The park had been stripped of its trees by local people in need of firewood.

The celebration was the launch of a World Vision project that provides quake-affected people with small urban gardens and cash in exchange for planting trees. Over the coming months, 10 hectares of land will be reforested.

World Vision's agriculture expert Dr. Christophe Asauzi explains, "One of the major problems in Haiti is degradation of the environment. We face drought and flooding because the environment has not been properly taken care of. To minimize the risk of calamities and improve agriculture in a sustainable way, we are simply working with local communities to plant more trees."

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Mike Fisher plays soccer in the school yard at Caserio Las Palmoras school in El Salvador. World Vision helped start the school.

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Ottawa Senators player Mike Fisher travelled to El Salvador with World Vision where he met the Sixco family. After their father passed away, the children moved in with their grandfather. Their mother had to leave to get a job in Guatemala. She only gets to see her children once a month.

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Rajo Devi Sardar recently attended a six month World Vision-run adult literacy class in Nepal. “I never got to go to school,” she says, “Now at least, I can write my name. I can slowly read my son’s school-book stories.” When it comes to stories that are more challenging to read, Rajo says, “[My son] helps me read the stories.”

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Mrs. Kham, 27, lost two babies shortly after birth and had to cope with the losses alone because health services did not exist in her community. Today, with funding from World Vision and the local government, health workers receive training and clinics are more accessible, with set drop-in hours for pregnant women and mothers. The infant mortality rate in the village has also decreased as a result. And Mrs. Kham now has three healthy children.

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Inspiring Mom: Jennifer, who is HIV-positive, has ensured that her daughter Hadijah, 2, remains safe from contracting the virus thanks to a replacement milk diet and advice from a World Vision program for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS.

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Inspiring Moms: Baby Fabian was born two months premature and spent his first weeks in an incubator. His mother Kartiwi was determined to give her son a healthy start to life, so she committed to exclusively breast feeding him until he was six months old. Kartiwi learned about the advantages of breast feeding from nutrition training provided by World Vision in Indonesia.

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Inspiring Moms: Expectant moms show off their newly received mosquito nets in Ghana. They are determined to protect their children, since malaria is one of the number one killers of children under five.

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