Viva runners’ marathon effort

When Viva put out a call out last July for people to run at the 2015 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, we had hoped for a team of over 20 people to raise money for vulnerable children by taking on one of the three distances. Continue reading

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“I have never enjoyed a party like this”

Many street children in the Lalitpur district of Nepal rely on finding enough rags or plastic to collect in any one day to survive. If they don’t find enough, they go hungry. Continue reading

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Three Trees story gives hope to Kampala children

“The next time you feel down, because you didn’t get what you wanted, sit tight and be happy because God is thinking of something better to give you.” extract from ‘The Story of the Three Trees’. Continue reading

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‘Pablo’ and Ploughmans: Christmas Parties for all ages

Viva supporters at two churches in the UK explain how they raised funds for our Christmas Parties programme, and why they feel passionate about an initiative that inspires lasting change in the lives of children at risk around the world. Continue reading

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Commitment transforms a promise into reality

What commitments have you made in your life? Pledges to people, animals, things, issues… God? When you made them, did you consider whether they were for life? Continue reading

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Back in class after the typhoon

Travelling to the capital, Manila, to look for a job as a katulong (housemaid) – that seemed the only real option available for Jane, a 17 year-old from a small town in East Samar, the poorest district of the Philippines, and a place devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Continue reading

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