These are not the happy images of children we usually think of at Christmas time. They are common images of children around the world. This photoblog shows pictures of just a few of the world's impoverished children. "Twenty years after the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, multitudes of children across the globe are still suffering from poverty, abuse, and disease."
Such images usually make us look away and think about something else. While I can't change the future of every child on the planet, through World Vision, I can touch at least one. Consider child sponsorship this Christmas.
Another way to help address poverty in the world is to provide a means of making a living for the poor. World Vision's Gift Catalogue enables you to buy things like a goat or chickens to help the poor make a living. Our family just bought a goat. Consider doing the same.