The community of Imala 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 Imala 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.

Imala is located a rural area of Mozambique. The word Imala means completed. The main river in the area is the Muecate, which means Don't swim there. This river was once home to crocodiles, but now there are no more of them because the river dries up completely during the dry season, which lasts from May to October.

The Imala area was a centre of conflict during the 16 years of civil war. Local chiefs were killed and community members fled for their lives. When they returned, they found their cattle stolen and key infrastructure destroyed.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Imala has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
People in Imala are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:  

  • 12 new schools and 1 library have been built to provide better learning spaces and materials to students.
  • 40 youth received scholarships which allowed them to access formal job training in various trades.
Health and Nutrition
  • 95% of children under 5 have health cards and 2 new ambulances are available to provide access to health care.
  • 74% of children have been vaccinated for measles, including those from remote parts of Imala.
  • Seed banks were created to give farmers enough seeds to grow food year-round for their families.
  • Savings groups were set up for members of the community to learn how to save and improve economic growth.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 100 boreholes were drilled to improve access to clean, safe water for families.
*Results for this community updated for 2019

Explore Imala

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

Imala 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!