Revisiting the Christmas Match Appeal 2015: Make home a safer place for children

Thank you so much to all who gave to our Match Appeal last Christmas!

Ten months on, we wanted to share one way in which Viva has been tackling the issue of domestic violence and abuse in Central America. Continue reading

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Delhi reflections: Balloon Girl

balloons-308419_640I spotted the colours first. A red, a green, a yellow: illuminating the darkness of early evening. Balloons! Being held by a girl no older than my own daughters…

Sitting in the back of a cab, heading back to my hotel after an exhilarating few hours in Old Delhi, I spotted this Balloon Girl whilst we waited at a busy road junction. She was several cars away from me, but our eyes briefly met before my car continued on its way. Continue reading

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Baking to help girls go back to school

Vivabake2016 (1) (003)Hello, I’m Marnie & I’m 9, I have a sister called Brooke who is 5.

We want to tell you about our cake sale this September:

Last year Mum & I baked to raise money for Viva’s GEC project and my church loved it. I remember a certain person who asked “when are you going to make some more of those yummy cakes?” So we thought we’d do it again: this year my sister wanted to be involved: Continue reading

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Oxfordshire churches to fill void left by Council cuts

thumbnailOxfordshire churches and Christian organisations want to fill the gaping void left by the County Council’s decision to shut children’s centres across the region. Continue reading

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Global Goals Week: Summary


I hope you’ve enjoyed our blog series for #GlobalGoals week and been inspired by the diverse work of Viva and our partner networks. Continue reading

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Global Goals week: Progress through partnership

Daniel CraigAs he fights for justice, James Bond is the ultimate action hero.

But, no matter how hard he tries, he can’t do it independently – he needs the guile of Q, the wisdom of M and the all-round support of Miss Moneypenny back home to achieve his numerous overseas missions. Continue reading

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