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Weather in Green Valley
2013Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, World Vision was able to work alongside communities to accomplish the following in 2013.
- Formed community credit and savings groups that provide small business loans to farmers, and help parents save money for children's education and medical expenses.
- Trained 891 families to start backyard gardens, so they can provide better nutrition and earn extra household income.
- Improved the health of children under age five by providing nutritional support for underweight children and training pregnant women on the benefits of breastfeeding during the first six months.
- Created community savings and credit groups for pregnant women, so they can afford to give birth at a hospital and reduce the risk of delivery complications.
Water and Sanitation
- Decreased waterborne diseases among children by training mothers and caregivers on the importance of hand-washing and boiling water for sanitation.
- Increased opportunities for youth by providing scholarships for college students and vocational training for students who didn't finish school.
- As gifts to benefit children materials were given to the community to construct community centers, sound systems, or tables and chairs.