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: 2016

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.
  • 620 children and youth learned about their rights, how to voice their opinions, and ways to protect themselves from harm.
  • 1,222 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling.
  • 62 child and adult victims of abuse or exploitation received counselling and resources to help them recover.
  • 1 child parliament is empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions.
  • 50 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions.
  • 3 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students.
  • 105 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children.
  • 20 parents and caregivers learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health.
  • 80 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished.
  • 2,777 children and women were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases.
  • 1,320 people including children learned to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • 5,325 children and women received mosquito nets, protecting them against diseases such as dengue, malaria and Zika.
  • 2,231 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy.
  • 18,030 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources.
  • 4,597 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy.
  • 60 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses.
  • 1,040 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans.
  • 36 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income.
  • 19 youth were equipped to enter the job market through apprenticeships, vocational training or career counselling.
  • 1,500 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies.

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.