Kimbanseke'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: 

The Kimbanseke (Kim-ban-say-kay) community is located on the eastern outskirts of Kinshasa, the country's capital. The people of Kimbanseke live in severe poverty characterised by a lack of basic social amenities and infrastructure, such as roads, clean and potable water, electricity, schools, and hospitals. The topography of the area is characterised by high levels of soil erosion.
Child Protection
  • 1,147 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 306 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 4 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 6 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 87 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 100 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 50 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 1,958 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 2,800 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 238 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 509 gardens are in place for community members to grow fresh produce, improving children's access to healthy food
  • 96 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2018 to September 2019
  • 31.6% of children have a safe place to play in 2017, increasing from 11.6% in 2013
  • 37.1% of children could read and understand the material in 2017, increasing from 34.7% in 2013
  • 51.6% of families know the early warming signs and what to do in case of an emergency or disaster in 2017, increasing from 46.3% in 2013
  • 52.6% of mothers reported having at least four antenatal visits while they were pregnant with their youngest child in 2017, increasing from 46.3% in 2013
  • 65.3% of children under five slept under a mosquito net in 2017, increasing from 31.6% in 2013
  • 74.7% of pregnant women accepted testing and counseling for HIV in 2017, increasing from 62.1% in 2013
  • 13.8% of children were underweight according to their age, as a result of malnutrition in 2017, declining from 18.1% in 2013
  • 33.7% of families are practicing climate smart farming practices in 2017, increasing from 14.7% in 2013, that way they improve the quality of the soil and increase their production
Results of World Vision Canada's evaluation in DRC in 2017

Explore Kimbanseke

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 Kimbanseke

When World Vision began partnering with the Kimbanseke community, children and families faced challenges like:
  • Limited access to potable drinking water, and a high rate of waterborne diseases.
  • Lack of training for medical staff, appropriate equipment, and medicines in the two existing health centres.
  • Soil erosion throughout the community causing disasters to households and market gardens.
  • Limited skills in agriculture and animal husbandry combined with a lack of agricultural inputs.
  • Household poverty due to unemployment and lack of micro-enterprise development opportunities. Inability of parents to pay school fees for their children.
  • A high incidence of HIV and AIDS.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Kimbanseke,  is in Phase 2

PHASE 2: Evaluate and grow

We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.