The community of Saranggani 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 Saranggani 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 Saranggani community is located in the Sarangani province, at the southernmost tip of the Philippines. It is bounded on the South by Sarangani Bay and the Celebes Sea.

Sarangani is a typhoon free province and is characterized by rainfall that is evenly distributed throughout the year. The average annual temperature is 27℃ . The hottest month is April, during which temperatures reach nearly 34℃. The coldest month is January.

It takes approximately 1.5 hours to travel to the Saranggani community from Manila by plane. The region is comprised mostly agricultural land, and the major sources of income are fishing and farming. The area is highly at risk to El Nino-induced droughts, is susceptible to landslide hazards, and is prone to flash floods and tidal waves.
People in Saranggani are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:  

  • 6,050 children have benefitted from school improvements including classrooms, gyms and equipment.
  • 1,400 parents were mentored on the value of education and 153 teachers received training to encourage reading.
Health and Nutrition
  • 5 water reservoirs are giving safe drinking water to 500 families.
  • 809 struggling families received support getting health insurance and 80 malnourished children were rehabilitated in nutrition workshops.
  • 2,907 people have access to small loans through savings groups and 942 families received small business training.
  • Fishing families have increased their income by $11 per day during peak season with new gear.
  • 500 pregnant mothers from remote areas have had temporary housing while waiting to deliver, ensuring they have access to essential health services.
*Results for this community updated for 2019

Explore Saranggani

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

Saranggani 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!