World Vision international is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy organization. Its organizational goals focus on the well-being of children through long term community development and humanitarian programs. World Vision started its operations in 1950 and presently is active in nearly 100 Countries. It is governed by an International Board, with members appointed by its National Boards.
World Vision employs over 45.000 staff and has a global annual budget of US$ 2.7 billion with funding contributed by individuals, the private sector and donor agencies. World Vision provides its assistance based on need and irrespective of religious affiliation. World Vision began operating in Albania in 1999 in response to the Kosovo refugee crisis. Since then, it has shifted its focus to long-term development and support to the most disadvantaged children and young people.