Ngandu'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 Ngandu community is located on a peri-urban area on the outskirts of Kinshasa; the largest and most populous city in the province. The community is very poor and suffers from a lack of basic social facilities and clean water. The majority of the population is illiterate and is mainly dependent on small business. The climate in the area is tropical, with two seasons: a dry season, and rainy season that lasts for 8 months from September to May.

The community is densely populated, as there is a massive influx of people moving from the town centre to quarters located on the outskirts, like Ngandu. This is causing a housing crisis, and as a result more people are building their homes using bushes that very poor families us to collecting resources, like firewood or wild fruits. Using these spaces for homes further increases the vulnerability of those who depend on these resources for their survival.
Child Protection
  • 19 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 5 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 451 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 1,200 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 132 young people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 46 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 9 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2018 to September 2019
  • 24.2% of children have a safe place to play in 2017, increasing from 2.1% in 2012
  • 52.5% of children have a birth certificate in 2017, increasing from 40% in 2012
  • 73.5% of children completed basic education in a structured learning environment in 2017, increasing from 65.1% in 2012
  • 93.7% of families know the early warming signs and what to do in case of an emergency or disaster in 2017, increasing from 74.7% in 2012
  • 69.5% of mothers reported having at least four antenatal visits while they were pregnant with their youngest child in 2017, increasing from 31.6% in 2012
  • 85.3% of children received essential vaccines in 2017, increasing from 55.8% in 2012, keeping themselves and their communities protected against preventable diseases
  • 88.4% of pregnant women accepted testing and counseling for HIV in 2017, increasing from 50.5% in 2012
  • 98.8% of children had sufficient diet diversity in 2017, increasing from 17.9% in 2012, which entails eating from four or more food groups
  • 61.1% of families are practicing climate smart farming practices in 2017, increasing from 36.8% in 2012, that way they improve the quality of the soil and increase their production
  • 96.8% of families have a secondary source of income in 2017, increasing from 84.2% in 2012
Results of World Vision Canada's evaluation in DRC in 2017