Renacer's Community News

Renancer's community is making strong progress toward caring for all  its children, not just those who are sponsored. Together with other Canadians, you’ve played an important part in helping Renacer get there. Thank you!

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.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Renacer has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these 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. 
To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:
  • Raise community awareness of the importance of education.
  • Train teachers in improved methodologies.
  • Improve school structures and organization.
  • Establish peer-to-peer tutoring programs, as well as leadership training for children.
  • Organize and train parent-teacher committees.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
  • Improve water treatment facilities, repair water systems, and protect watershed areas to prevent contamination at the source.
  • Train children and families in hygiene, safe water handling, and sanitation to reduce the incidence of diarrhea.
  • Help families to improve the structure of their homes, install latrines and bathrooms, and introduce improved stoves to improve air quality and protect children from respiratory infections.
  • Train guide mothers, who are already raising healthy children, in nutrition, illness prevention, and good child care practices.
  • Support guide mothers to pass on their knowledge to mothers of malnourished children.
  • Establish a network of health volunteers to monitor children and support parents to adopt new behaviours in their homes.

Economic Development
To ensure parents in Renacer can provide for their families, World Vision will partner with the community to:
  • Train families in new agricultural techniques and crop diversification to improve food production.
  • Establish demonstration farms where families can see firsthand the practical benefits of improved methods.
  • Train families in animal husbandry and help them establish businesses raising small animals.

Explore Renacer

current conditions

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

The needs in Renacer

Kindergartens are rare throughout the community, so children often do not have the stimulation and preparation they need to succeed in primary school. 11% of school aged children are not receiving education. Many parents do not value education for their children, and students themselves are unmotivated to continue their education. Grade repetition, school desertion, and absenteeism are common. Less than 6% of children continue on to high school.

Health Care
Most families have access to water, however the water quality is poor. It is not always treated and most families do not know how to protect handle water safely. A lack of knowledge of hygiene, sanitation, and food handling leaves children with diarrheal illnesses.

Many homes still do not offer adequate protection for children. Mud floors or porous walls and roofs, as well as indoor wood burning stoves, causes children to suffer from recurrent respiratory illnesses. 41% of children under the age of five show signs of malnutrition.

Economic Development
Although Renacer is an agricultural community, 56% of families have no access to land. This means that most families earn what they can as agricultural labourers. Outside of agriculture, there are very few sources of employment, but a small percentage of people, including children, work making crafts, processed food, and other activities to supplement their income. The main crops here are corn and beans, however production methods are still antiquated, and farmers lose much of their harvest because there aren't sufficient storage facilities.

Migration from the area is very high as people, especially youth, leave the area to find work elsewhere, usually in large multi-national factories in nearby cities.
Read More

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Renacer,  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!