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Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, World Vision was able to work alongside communities to accomplish the following in 2012.

Christian Commitment

  • Organized recreational and spiritual activities, providing an opportunity for 5,549 children to develop important life skills.
  • Worked with local churches to provide spiritual development programs for children.

Economic Development

  • Formed 12 savings groups, comprised of 141 farmers. Members of these groups save their money and work together to improve their economic circumstances.

Food and Agriculture

  • Provided training for 55 community members in cultivating commercially viable crops, to improve agricultural production and increase household incomes.
  • Supported 290 families with maize seeds to improve crop production and increase household incomes, enabling families to provide nutritious food for children and support their education.

Healthcare

  • Worked with local health agencies to immunize 5,713 children against preventable childhood diseases.
  • Supported community health workers to provide 1,586 pregnant women with prenatal care, working to ensure the health of mother and baby.
  • Offered health education for 1,264 pregnant women on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and coordinated HIV testing and counseling services.
  • Coordinated with local health agencies to organize HIV and AIDS education for 8,200 community members.
  • Collaborated with community care coalitions and local churches to provide health, education, and nutritional support for 464 orphans and vulnerable children.

Water and Sanitation

  • Provided children with health education to develop healthy hygiene and sanitation practices, such as handwashing.

Education

  • Partnered with local churches to construct 6 classrooms and provide 120 desks, working to improve the learning environment and increase enrollment of students.

Child Rights

  • Tricycles were given to people in the community with disabilities, providing them with greater mobility.

Birthday Celebration

  • Children played soccer and basketball games, sang, and enjoyed treats during their birthday celebration.

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