Ngemelina (Ledia)

Ngemelina (Ledia)'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 community of Ngemelina is located in in the northern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the border of the Central African Republic.

Ongoing civil war in this central African nation"one of the most deeply impoverished countries in the world"has displaced nearly 1.4 million people and killed more than five million since 1996.
Community Development
  • 160 leaders of local associations were trained to improve their technical and managerial capacities
  • 4 leaders of local associations were trained to improve their technical and managerial capacities
  • 84 community service projects were implemented
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
  • 4 households now have access to handwashing facilities and have learned how to use them
  • 80 faith leaders learned about hygiene, sanitation or how to affect change in a person's actions, so they can be better-informed role models for youth.
  • 100 schools have accessible sanitation facilities, enabling students with mobility issues to use the toilet at school.
  • 100 schools are equipped with a private toilet, giving girls a safe space to attend to their menstrual hygiene needs.
  • 25 adults learned to sell products or services to sustainably maintain local water sources and hygiene, earning an income while helping their community.
  • 6500 community associations increased their animal and vegetable production
  • 4000 farmers were trained in climate-smart agriculture
  • 1 community has updated disaster preparedness plan, helping parents reduce the impact of natural disasters on their income and their family's safety.
  • 7204 members of savings groups increased their business income one year after joining the group, helping them meet more of their children's basic needs.
  • 318 savings groups were established
  • 22 farming and agricultural groups formed, helping producers work together for better harvests.
  • 40 community-based and faith-based organizations implemented development plans
* Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Ngemelina (Ledia)

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 Ngemelina (Ledia)

Health Care
Malnourished children are vulnerable to disease. Children's health is also affected by poor hygiene, unsafe drinking water and limited access to medical care.

Often, students struggle with reading and math skills. Schools need better resources and teachers need more training to improve learning.

Child Protection
A community's lack of awareness of child rights can result in dangerous practices such as child labour, early marriage and abuse.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Ngemelina (Ledia),  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.