The community of Anyima-Mansie is graduating

Anyima-Mansie’s community is making strong progress toward caring for all its children, not just those who are sponsored. They are now transitioning to self-sufficiency. Together with other Canadians, you’ve played an important part in helping Anyima-Mansie get there. Thank you!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Anyima-Mansie 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.

Anyima-Mansie (pronounced An-ee-mah Man-see) is a rural community 460 kilometres from Accra, Ghana's capital city. With average temperatures of 24℃ in August and 30℃; in March, this area has a wet, semi-equatorial climate. The landscape has scattered trees and some forested areas along the banks of rivers and streams. Most families in this community of 37,300 live in traditional grass-thatched homes with mud-brick walls.

They practice subsistence farming, growing crops such as cassava, yams, and maize, and raising cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. In some areas, intense human activity and bushfires have severely depleted trees and other vegetation. In the rainy season, families can face torrential rainfall that often cuts off villages due to the poor road network.
People in Anyima-Mansie are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:
  • 1,300 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 25 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 21 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 77 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 1 school was upgraded to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 2,547 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 89 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 10 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 2 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 1,397 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 215 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
  • 1,042 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy               

Explore Anyima-Mansie

current conditions

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


Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Anyima-Mansie,  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!