Samlot's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2016

Children are learning and preparing for a better future. When World Vision began partnering with this community, there were many concerns about education. Schools were crowded and teachers lacked the training they needed. Many families couldn't afford school fees. Today, children are empowered with the tools they need to create a different future for themselves.

Your sponsorship helped to ensure: 97% increase in enrollment thanks to raising awareness about the importance of education 340 teachers, 35 school directors and 315 school committee members are improving education quality 38 schools were renovated with safe water, latrines, desks and learning materials.
Parents are better able to provide for their children. Initially, poor harvest meant families constantly struggled to feed their children. In desperation, they often borrowed from moneylenders at exorbitant rates

Today, many families are working their way out of poverty thanks to your sponsorship support. Together, we ensured: 103 demonstration plots were established where families learn new agricultural techniques.

Agricultural cooperatives were trained and farmers received support to access new markets. 1,530 people were provided with seeds, trees and animals to improve their income. Children and families enjoy better health and well-being. When we first partnered with the community, about 75% of families lacked access to clean water. Infant mortality was high and poor sanitation and hygiene was making children sick. World Vision worked with community members and today, children's health has improved.

Together, we ensured: 180 midwives were trained and 3 new health centres were built, giving children a better start in life. 350 latrines were built and families were trained in good hygiene to provide a healthier environment. 45 wells were drilled and 1,122 water filters distributed to reduce illnesses.
Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

Explore Samlot

current conditions

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The needs in Samlot

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Samlot,  is in Phase 1

PHASE 1: Building the foundation

With local leaders, we assess the community's needs and resources, plan projects to provide long term solutions. Sponsorship and development opportunities begin.