The community of Kabondo has graduated

In 2019, 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 Kabondo 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 Kabondo community is located approximately 600 km north of the city of Lubumbashi. The Congo River flows through the area, along with smaller rivers and lakes. The area is tropical and humid, with both a rainy and a dry season. During the rainy season, which usually lasts from October to March, temperatures average 26℃ .

The dry season is slightly cooler, at around 22℃ , and lasts from April to September. The soil in Kabondo is clay and sandy, and the main crops include cassava, maize, groundnuts, palm nuts, beans, sweet potatoes, pistachio, and rice. Major sources of income include agriculture, livestock farming, and fishing, as well as small trade and crafts. There is electricity in the community, but the grid is run down and service is reduced. Less than 27% of households have access to safe drinking water, and only 15% of homes have latrines.
People in Kabondo are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:  

Child Protection
  • 249 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 40 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 56 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 56 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 1,323 people received mosquito nets, protecting them against diseases such as dengue, malaria and Zika
  • 2,742 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 284 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 379 malnourished have reached a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • 447 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 1,121 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 39 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 596 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Kabondo

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

Kabondo has completed Phase 3 in 2019.

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!