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Weather in Green Valley
2014Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, World Vision was able to work alongside communities to accomplish the following in 2014.
- We established partnerships with church leaders and congregations that work to serve the needs of vulnerable children and families in the community. We also included prayer and devotions in meetings to encourage people in their faith.
- To help coconut farmers network on best practices and market their products together, we formed two farmers' cooperatives and provided capital for their businesses.
- 759 families benefited from small loans acquired through World Vision's micro lending efforts that allowed them to start small businesses and provide for their children's education and healthcare needs.
Food and Agriculture
- To improve community nutrition, 871 families took part in our KAMOT Project. This is a home gardening program that encourages people to plant local vegetables that start with letter "k" in Filipino, such as kamote, kalabasa, kalunggay, kangkong, kamatis. These are all green, leafy vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals.
- 640 pregnant mothers were trained to improve the health of their babies by delivering at medical facilities and practicing exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months.
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
- 1,476 people benefited from the installation of a new clean water system that decreased waterborne illnesses for children and families.
- 1,081 children and 853 mothers were trained in proper handwashing techniques and boiling water to decrease the incidence of waterborne illness.
- 4,026 children from elementary, high school, college, and vocational/technical schools received educational assistance to continue their schooling through partnerships between World Vision, the government, and other aid organizations.
- 220 children were trained as child rights advocates through World Vision's Empowering Children as Peacebuilders program, which teaches children about conflict prevention and empowers them to be agents of change, healing, and peace among their peers and in their communities.
- For their birthday celebrations, 7,998 children sang praise and worship songs, danced, played games, and enjoyed a special meal. They received water bottles as gifts. In addition, villages received soccer balls for youth sports programs.