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2014Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, World Vision was able to work alongside communities to accomplish the following in 2014.
- We partnered with local religious leaders to address discrimination against children with disabilities. Because of their influence and authority, religious leaders are able to help families understand that disability is not a curse or punishment from God.
- With World Vision's help, 2,134 children opened savings accounts to set aside money for school expenses and basic needs.
- 18 savings groups were established, with 734 members. Savings groups help members increase their income and plan for the future by offering interest-earning savings accounts and small, affordable business loans.
- Six previously unemployed youth were able to find jobs after we helped them get drivers' licenses.
Food and Agriculture
- More than 3,500 families received mango, avocado, and orange trees to improve food security for their children. Through this joint effort with the local agricultural office, we distributed 400,000 trees.
- We worked with community members to extend an irrigation canal, making it possible for 170 families to produce more food.
- A new veterinary post and an artificial insemination center helped families from six villages care for and multiply their livestock, which are the primary source of food and income for many families.
- We provided three healthcare centers with medical equipment and supplies to maintain a more hygienic environment.
- 37 couples were trained in the importance of proper birth spacing (at least 24 months). They in turn will train other couples in their communities.
- 13 reproductive health clubs were established at schools; 65 teachers and students were trained to facilitate the clubs and to raise awareness of reproductive health concerns, such as the health complications that can arise when young girls become pregnant.
- 70 traditional birth attendants were trained to refer pregnant women to health clinics for safe, supervised delivery.
- Together with local health agencies, we equipped health workers with training to address health issues that affect children and mothers. More than 100 health workers learned about the importance of early treatment for children with diarrhea, pneumonia, or malaria; 50 were trained in community-based newborn care; and 50 were trained to provide mothers with timely, targeted health counseling during pregnancy and the first two years after they give birth.
- 41 mothers learned how to prepare a variety of nutritious meals through cooking demonstrations, and 87 learned how to prevent malnutrition by breast-feeding their babies and introducing nutritious solid foods at the right age.
- 87 youth were trained in values-based life skills and HIV prevention.
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
- Many children and their families gained access to clean water from new water systems, including two water points, more than three miles of water pipeline, two reservoir retaining walls, and four masonry reservoirs.
- A public latrine was built to provide community members with improved sanitation facilities.
- 40 water committee members were trained in water supply management and supplied with equipment to maintain water sources.
- To strengthen the quality of education and improve learning environments, we trained teachers in active, child-centered teaching methods, distributed science kits and reference books, furnished schools with desks, and built safety fences around schools.
- 30 reading camps provided children with opportunities to learn and read in a fun environment. We trained 60 camp leaders and 60 volunteers to facilitate the camps and supplied children's books in the local language.
- Through advocacy campaigns, community members became more aware of child rights (especially the right to an education), gender issues, and the rights of people with disabilities.
- Children gathered for a fun-filled morning of play and celebration. They enjoyed balloons, candies, cookies, and soft drinks. 5,000 children received clothes as gifts.