Teltpetlapan's Community is graduating

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. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

 In 2018, 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 Teltpetiapan 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 community of Teltpetlapan is located to the northeast of Nicaragua's capital city, Managua. Average temperatures range between 21℃ and 30℃ , but sometimes reach over 40°C. There is a distinct dry season from November to April. The terrain is divided into two distinct zones. The first is mountainous and hilly, and the second is characterized by flat lands and plains. The Malacatoya River affects some community by threatening to isolate them during the rainy season. Subsistence agricultural production is the main economic activity. Many households do not have latrines and access to safe water.
  • 1.6% of children were suffering from acute malnutrition in 2016 decreasing from 6.1% in 2012, this condition is called wasting and can impair the imune system, leading to increased severity of infectious diseases
  • 2.6% of children were underweight according to their age, as a result of malnutrition in 2016 significantly decreasing from 6.1% in 2012.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Teltpetiapan has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!   

  • 80% of children under 18 now have their births registered—meaning they are people in the eyes of the government and can access essential services.
  • 432 families have been trained in a new approach to parenting, where children are treated with care and sensitivity.
  • 23 book clubs, involving 360 ​​children, are strengthening kids’ reading skills.
  • School retention increased to 95% and 96% of children aged 6-12 are passing to the next grade—an increase of 10% since 2012.
*Results for this community updated for 2018

Explore Teltpetlapan

current conditions

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Celebrate with Teltpetlapan

Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, the community is empowered and ready to continue developing on its own—and that’s something to celebrate!
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Teltpetlapan has completed Phase 3 in 2018

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!