Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision

October 2021

Celebrate Girls Everywhere

October 11th was adopted by the UN General Assembly as the International Day of the Girl Child. They did it to recognize girls’ rights and to promote girls’ empowerment.


Everywhere they work, World Vision incorporates these essential goals for girls into all their plans. They have youth programs in place to change harmful practices and attitudes held by parents, communities, and girls themselves. We see this up close in our projects in Syrian refugee camps, Kenya, and Honduras.

Meet Nahomy. Through World Vision’s youth-focused programming, Nahomy was determined to see a better future for herself and her family. She recently campaigned and was elected as the Youth Mayor of Yamaranguila, Honduras, at age thirteen! She speaks out against early marriage and teen pregnancy, inspiring youth to stay in school. She says, “Being educated means that I can take care of my family and my community.”


Nahomy knows first-hand how difficult the challenges of poverty can be for children and young people. When her father migrated for work, Nahomy lived alone with her grandparents on their struggling coffee farm for six years before he could return. With the support of her community and her World Vision child sponsor, Nahomy chose to draw on the strength of her family’s love and the support of her teachers and mentors to become a beacon of hope for others. Even before being elected as youth mayor, Nahomy was already a child rights advocate and community organizer.


This example is from a developing country, but there are also opportunities for us to encourage the rights and full participation of girls here at home. By denying equal rights to girls and women, we deny half the population a chance to live life at its fullest. Political, economic, and social equality for women and girls benefits everyone and strengthens families and communities.

You can respond to International Day of the Girl Child by remembering to pray for and support girls far away like Nahomy and those close to home in our own communities. When you make a gift to our World Vision projects or sponsor a child through World Vision, you are making a difference in the lives of girls. Thank you!

Partner with us!

Each new fiscal year beginning October 1, Women of Vision invites every partner to renew her annual commitment to partner with this community of like-hearted women who are called to use their time, talent, and treasure to make a lasting difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. Would you prayerfully consider renewing your commitment today—or joining us for the first time?

We are God’s people. 

This is God’s ministry. 

This is our time.

As a community of believers, we pledge to come together to equip and empower families in Honduras, Kenya, and Syria … and we pray that we experience transformation of our own in the process.

We welcome all women to find the joy in serving with us, depending upon your unique gifts and schedule, to support World Vision's work to end extreme poverty. Just click this link to continue or start on the journey!

Partner with us!


Women of Vision 101

October 23, 2021

Meeting on Zoom

Join us for a fun interactive time to explore the foundations of World Vision and Women of Vision.

Click here to RSVP

Monthly Prayer Call

Our chapter hosts a call each month to pray for the world, our projects, and each other. Join us! 

Contact Roxane Sain to get connected:

Project Communication and Connections

Focus: Kenya Big Dream

November 13, 2021

Watch your email for details!

Women of Vision in Action

Watch your email for our November service opportunity!

About Us

Women of Vision is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that cultivates dynamic partnerships resulting in significant investments of time, talent, and treasure in support of World Vision’s work, facilitating transformational impact in the lives of the poor and our supporters in the name of Christ. Please partner with us! Click here to learn what that means and update your commitment for this new year (or for the first time).

The Columbia-Willamette Chapter of Women of Vision supports World Vision's work in Kenya, Honduras, and the Syrian impact area. We also volunteer at many local organizations to help the disadvantaged in our own community. Please read about this work on our website.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.