Kimbanseke's Community News

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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.
  • 1 community has updated disaster preparedness plan, helping parents reduce the impact of natural disasters on their income and their family's safety.
  • 275 farmers were trained in climate-smart agriculture
  • 415 members of savings groups increased their business income one year after joining the group, helping them meet more of their children's basic needs.
  • 961 members of savings groups increased their business income one year after joining the group, helping them meet more of their children's basic needs.
  • 20 farmers sold their goods using improved sales techniques
  • 78 savings groups were established
  • 40 farming and agricultural groups formed, helping producers work together for better harvests.
  • 44 local volunteers have participated in literacy training, improving how they support children learning to read and write.
  • 3 education advocacy initiatives were led by vulnerable individuals
  • 5883 children were enrolled and are attending school
  • 12 leaders of local associations were trained to improve their technical and managerial capacities
  • 1 faith community strategy workshops was conducted
  • 2 community-based and faith-based organizations implemented development plans
* Results achieved 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.