UOCIC's Community is graduating

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months.  
Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in UOCIC has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The Uocic community is located in the highlands in the basin of the Chimborazo river. The families are indigenous Quechua, descendants of the Inca empire. Most speak Quechua as their first language, but because of their proximity to the city, many now speak Spanish as well.

These rural families raise cattle and crops based on their elevation on the mountains. In the high regions, 3600-4000 metres above sea level, the soil is rich clay and sand and there are mostly tall grasses and pastures. Here, they raise cows, sheep and pigs and grow crops including potato, beans, and barley. In the mid region, families grow oats and corn. In the low region, 3200-3400 metres above sea level, crops include rye, lima beans, and quinoa, but they mostly raise small animals like guinea pigs, rabbits, and poultry, as well as a few llamas and alpacas.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Uocic has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in UOCIC has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
  • 2 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 620 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 50 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 65 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 170 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  •  420 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 25 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 150 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 300 children were vaccinated to protect themselves against preventable disease
  • 300 children received deworming medications and vitamins to improve their health
  • 30 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 755 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 500 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 100 gardens are in place to help families, community groups or schools provide nutritious food for children

Explore UOCIC

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Celebrate with UOCIC

Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, the community is empowered and ready to continue developing on its own—and that’s something to celebrate!
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

UOCIC has completed Phase 3 in 2018

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!