World Vision International is a Christian relief and development organization that helps children and their communities throughout the world to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. The organization has sponsorship projects in nearly 50 countries. Its programs are changing lives in partnership with local churches, leaders and organizations in 10 urban and rural communities in the United States. World Vision International is globally positioned to help with immediate needs, including food, water and shelter. The organization also works with communities to recover from disasters and prevent future catastrophes. It offers community development and advocacy services.