Arani

Celebrate with Arani

Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, the community is empowered and ready to continue developing on its own—and that’s something to celebrate!
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Arani's Community is graduating

 In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

 


With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Arani has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The Arani project is located in the heart of Bolivia's Cochabamba Department, 2,700 meters above sea level. The families in these 35 small communities are mostly indigenous Quechua - descendants of the ancient Incan Empire. Many still speak their native Quechua, one of Bolivia's 3 official languages.

Arani was an impoverished area, where families struggled to survive. Classrooms were overcrowded and teacher absences and illiteracy rates high. Roughly 43% of children under 5 were malnourished and health care was inaccessible. Farmers struggled to produce enough food to feed their families and earn an income.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Arani has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Arani has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
 
  • 71.8% of children could read and understand the material by grade 6 in 2017 significantly increasing from 38.0% in 2014.
  • 3.0% of children were underweight according to their age, as a result of malnutrition in 2017 significantly decreasing from 8.0% in 2014.
  • 5.5% of children were underweight according to their age, as a result of malnutrition in 2017 significantly decreasing from 10.5% in 2014.
  • 53.9% of children could read and understand the material by grade 6 in 2017 increasing from 31.3% in 2014.
  • 30 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 62 preschool children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 66 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 18 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children               

Explore Arani

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Arani has completed  Phase 3 in 2018

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!