In the ‘A Closer Look’ series, we highlight organizations which put a high value on aid and the development of vulnerable locations and communities around the world. We are honored to have World Vision as our seventh highlighted organization in this chapter of the series.About World VisionStarted in 1950 as World Vision Inc, this faith-based charity organization initially operated in the United States only, but quickly expanded to other countries in 1966. The organization changed its name to World Vision International in 1977, a name it still holds to this very day. The international headquarter is in London, while the administrative center and International Board is based in Monrovia, California. Priceless and countless humanitarian efforts for helping those in dire need are being supervised from these locations.World Vision has carried out many compassionate acts around the world, among them, the training of needy families to build small farms, which started during the 1970s. World Vision was dedicated to teaching agricultural skills and creating sustainable and self-reliable agricultural communities for vulnerable families who need it most. By installing water pumps for clean water in communities which never had access to safe drinking water. As a result, infant mortality began to drop significantly. Compassionate volunteers now use the fresh water to teach communities gardening and irrigation and promote agriculture and availability of food.During the 1990s, the focus of World Vision International became larger and larger. They started focusing on the needs of children who had been orphaned in Uganda, Romania, and Somalia in response to AIDS and neglect. World Vision also joined United Nations peacekeeping efforts to help those affected by civil war.