Arani's Community is graduating

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In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

 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.
  • 53.9% of children could read and understand the material by grade 6 in 2017 increasing from 31.3% in 2014.
Results of World Vision Canada's evaluation in Nueva Esperanza, Bolivia in 2017
People in Arani are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:
  • 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
*Results for this community updated for 2018

Explore Arani

current conditions

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

The needs in 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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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!