Freedoms Big and Small

July 4, 2013By WV AdvocacyFrom the Blog No Comments

Today in the United States we celebrate our freedom.  We are grateful and we are humbled by those who made great sacrifices, but also want take time to celebrate the small freedoms we are granted everyday by the incredible blessings we have. Water, food and access to healthcare are luxuries in most parts of the … Read More

Helping Mothers in Pakistan

July 2, 2013By Guest AuthorLocal Level Advocacy No Comments

This is the first post in our Beyond 5 Summer Blockbuster series.  Meet real-life superhero Ahmad, who advocates to bring maternal health services to his community in Pakistan, where one in every 89 women will die due to causes related to childbirth.   Author: Asif Raza. Fifteen years ago, Ahmad’s Aunt faced severe complications during her … Read More

The Hunger Conversation

June 27, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition, Making History 2 Comments

Thank you! Last month you added your name to the hunger conversation and we delivered it to the White House.  We now know that nearly half of preventable deaths of children under 5 are due to hunger and malnutrition. By signing Beyond 5’s petition, you helped play a role in the United States addressing these … Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives

June 11, 2013By Lisa BosDisease Prevention 1 Comment

Today, Beyond 5 welcomes a guest post from Lisa Bos, World Vision Policy Advisor for Health, Education and Water   In 2003, an extraordinary thing happened.  For the first time, the United States government took a bold and decisive step to address a disease that was taking millions of lives and leaving millions of children … Read More

A Letter From Pakistan

June 6, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

A 13-year-boy from Pakistan wrote a letter to the Canadian Prime minister, in which he describes his life and how does he feels when he does not have any food to eat. He also urged the Canadian Prime Minister to eradicate hunger from Pakistan and from the whole world.  Canada is a G8 country, as … Read More

What the World Eats

May 30, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition 1 Comment

Often on our mind is what we are going to eat. ‘What’s for dinner? What do we need from the store? Is this a good snack?’  Much less often do we think about what others eat, let alone, what the world eats. What does the world eat? Photojournalist Peter Menzel answered this question by compiling photo … Read More

Pray for the Hungry

May 28, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

What we know- We know that there are more than 925 million people in the world who are undernourished, food insecure and hungry.  The world produces enough food for everyone on earth, but poverty, conflict, lack of resources and restricted access to land keeps families away from the food they need.  Poor nutrition is the … Read More