Kintampo South

The community of Kintampo South has graduated


 

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 2020, the community transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, local people and organizations have been equipped to continue leading the community’s development – and that is something to celebrate!  
 

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Kintampo South 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 Kintampo South community is located in midwest Ghana. In this primarily rural area, 80% of people rely on agriculture to earn a living. Most of the people in the community live in simple, thatched roof structures made of wooden stakes plastered with clay and sand.

The geography of the area ranges from heavily wooded savannah grassland in the north to deciduous forests in the south. Unfortunately, these forests are being depleted because of the felling of trees and unrestrained fires set to clear land for cultivation. The exposed soil is left susceptible to erosion during heavy rains.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Kintampo South has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 82% of households use an improved drinking-water source
  • 250 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 4 new latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
Education
  • 72 cultural and recreational clubs are giving children a safe space to develop new skills and have fun*
  • 77 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children*
Child Protection
  • Proportion of adolescents who feel that their community is a safe place increased from 56% to 80% in 8 years
  • 500 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling*
  • 45 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 71% of adolescents have a strong connection with their parent or caregiver
Livelihood
  • 150 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans*
  • 5 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses*
 
*Results for this community updated for 2020

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current conditions

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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Kintampo South,  is in Phase 3

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!