The community of Imala 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 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:  

Child Protection
  • 12 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 50 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 1 school was renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 1,060 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 1,060 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 29 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 4,638 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 41 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 142 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 21 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 40 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 65 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 300 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 32 new water sources are providing access to safe water, protecting children against waterborne diseases
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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!