Outer Arkhangai

The community of Outer Arkhangai 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 Outer Arkhangai 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 Outer Arkhangai community is located in a remote, rural province, about 500 km northwest of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital city. Historically, Mongolia has experienced a rocky transition to a market economy. This resulted in the collapse of the production and service sectors, and a dramatic decrease in the income of many Mongolian families. Today, the majority of the population lives in poverty, with 34% of households living on as little as $5 a day. Community members routinely battle both drought and severe winter conditions.
People in Outer Arkhangai are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:  
  • 81% of children aged 10-12 have adequate reading comprehension.
  • School dropout rates have been reduced to 12%.
  • Education has improved with introduction of technology.
  • A third of families have access to better water sources.
  • Men have become more respectful toward women through teaching on reproductive health.
  • Worked with local government to conserve natural resources through reforestation and water conservation techniques.
  • People have been trained as commercial vegetable farmers.
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

Explore Outer Arkhangai

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

Outer Arkhangai 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!