Santa Ana

Santa Ana'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: 

Earthquake in Ecuador

More than 100,000 people in Ecuador were impacted by the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, 2016. Community members in Santa Ana have been affected but fortunately children supported by Canadians are safe. World Vision has launched an immediate response in collaboration with the government to meet the urgent needs of children and families.
The Santa Ana community is located in Ecuador's Manabi province. It is a place of steep hills and low river valleys. Families living on the hills are vulnerable to landslides, and those in the river valleys experience flooding. Most families here live in poverty, working either as subsistence farmers or labourers for large land and livestock owners.

Income is low, and does not provide for people's basic needs. Each year during the rainy season, families earn even less because there is little work during the growing season. This seasonal unemployment is only made worse when flooding or landslides destroy their crops and property. Most homes do not have a safe supply of water or sanitation facilities. Flooding in the rainy season also contaminates the water supply.
Child Protection
  • 1 community group is engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 10 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 298 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 67 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 10 schools were renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 10 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 50 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 562 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 50 children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 1 mother group is guiding new and expectant moms on how to eat well, access health services and care for their babies
  • 19 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 30 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 300 parents learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 968 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2018 to September 2019