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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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.
  • 50 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 1 child parliament is empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 1,166 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 54 survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 521 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 1 club is in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 2,491 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 300 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 36 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 3,582 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 3,582 people including children learned to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  • 9,959 children were vaccinated to protect themselves against preventable diseases
  • 940 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 1,294 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 70 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Explore Kimbanseke

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

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.