The community of Renacer has graduated

In 2019, 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 Renacer 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 Renacer community is located in the municipality of El Negrito. The area is surrounded by mountains, hills, and ridges, and is home to lush forests and medicinal plants. The main economic activity in the community is agriculture. Main crops are basic grains, as well as coffee, citrus, and vegetables in small plots. However, many families do not own land and work as day labourers earning meager wages.
People in Renacer are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:  
  • 1,084 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation 
  • 287 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions 
  • 18 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions 
  • 384 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being     
  • 54 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children 
  • 38 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families 
  • 315 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps 
  • 63 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities                
  • 21 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children 
  • 178 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies 
  • 234 people including children learned to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections 
  • 638 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income 
  • 243 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families 
  • 3,019 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources 
  • 6 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases 
  • 5,940 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation 
  • 1 community latrine is providing improved access to sanitation for children and families 
  • 1,688 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy 

*This data reflects achievements in Renacer and four nearby communities. 

Explore Renacer

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

Renacer has completed Phase 3 in 2019.

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!