Outer Arkhangai

The community of Outer Arkhangai has graduated

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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:  

  • 99% of kids are enrolled in school, compared to 78% in 2006, and dropout rates decreased to 0.9%.
  • 4,300 teachers, parents and social workers received training and 28 children’s clubs encourage new skills.
Health and Nutrition
  • 7,290 parents and 960 health workers were trained in nutrition, family health and prenatal care.
  • New wells, renovated latrines and education about sanitation and safe water use have decreased diseases.
  • 9,400 people received disaster preparedness training. Animal losses and fires decreased by 50% since 2006.
  • 719 people have joined savings groups and 35 business groups are creating new economic opportunities.
  • 83% of children attend preschool—compared to 25% in 2006—thanks in part to an alternative program for herding families who live far from formal schools.
*Results for this community updated for 2019

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current conditions

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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!