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Economic Development

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Economic Development

There are 836 million people living in extreme poverty around the world. About one in five people in developing countries live on less than $1.25 per day. Over 73 million young people are unemployed and looking for a job.

World Vision breaks down barriers to economic stability in communities by providing the financial tools people need to succeed.​


  • Economic Development 99,450 CHILDREN and adults are involved in saving groups where they set aside funds and access small loans for their needs.

    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.

  • Economic Development 18,535 YOUTH and adults were trained in job skills and business management to help them earn better income.

    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.


Making a Real Difference

  • NEW Economic Development 4

    Working with partners in Canada and Tanzania, World Vision helped to increase the income and food security of farming families by creating a farmer-owned product distribution company and establishing and training commercial producer groups. Links to markets increased from 61% to 82% and 2,541 women now belong to producer groups.

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  • Economic Development 1

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Mauritania, Kenya and Rwanda, the Governance, Ecosystems and Livelihoods (GEL) project provided a holistic solution. In Mauritania, 1200 farmers from agricultural community-based organizations (CBOs) achieved a 60% increase in crop production. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, another CBO's activities gave 50% more people access to clean, safe water.

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  • Economic Development 2

    Agriculture is the engine of economic growth in Tanzania. But unpredictable rainfall patterns and increasing temperatures associated with climate change have made smallholder farmers vulnerable. One innovative way to reduce the risk for farmers and lending institutions is to create insurance policies based on weather index data. Farmers participating in this project realized yield increases of 37%.

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  • Economic Development 3

    Typically, pastoralists in Mukogodo, Kenya have allowed their cattle to roam freely to graze. Holistic Livestock Management is a strategy that allows large herds to move more quickly across the landscape. Despite the effects of climate change, this approach has resulted in improved soil health and increased livestock health.

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