The community of Butwal has graduated

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months.  
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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! 

People in Butwal are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:

  • 93% of children aged 5-18 are now enrolled in school
  • Functional Literacy has increased from 33% to 51%
  • 24 early childhood development centers were handed over to the community and are operating smoothly with local funds
  • 21 schools improved their planning and management
  • 27 schools received the resources they need for children to learn including library, teaching materials, laboratory and furniture 
  • 116 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
Health and Nutrition
  • 92% of children with illnesses in the previous 2 weeks received proper care as compared to 66.3% two years prior
  • 68% increase in mothers using exclusive breastfeeding has led to improved infant health. 
  • 103 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 4,620 parents/caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to protect their children's health.
  • 3,014 Women received counselling or training on safer motherhood 
  • 1,591 people benefitted from latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 2,371 adults and 1,670 children learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 2,256 farmers and 470 livestock owners were able to earn a better income 
  • 133 People received vocational training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income 
  • 581 Families benefitted from irrigation schemes
  • 30 clubs were established where youth were equipped with various skills and empowered for economic opportunity
  • 10 local level child protection system were formed and functioning
*Results for this community updated for 2019

Explore Butwal

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

Butwal 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!