The community of Saranggani 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 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:  
  • Over 350 college students received support for tuition.
  • 132 students who haven’t gone to college received government scholarships to take courses in skills like baking, housekeeping, computers and auto maintenance.
  • 42 schools received learning materials, supporting children in their reading and comprehension.
  • 2,860 children received hygiene kits and learned proper handwashing habits.
  • 6 tuberculosis task forces are helping identify and refer cases of TB to health units for treatment.
  • 66 families are now earning income through organic farming.
  • Previously unused land has been planted with banana trees, bringing extra income for 316 families.
  • 90 families have had training in technical skills including hairdressing and lighting installation.
  • 942 families received training in small business ventures like making banana chips, handicrafts and laundry detergent.

Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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!