The community of Iloilo 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 Iloila 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 Iloilo community is located in the province of the same name on Panay Island in the Philippines. It takes 45 minutes to reach the community by plane from Manila, the country's capital. The province is characterized by flatlands, hills, and mountain ranges, and rivers and creeks can be found throughout.

The climate is humid and moist, with an average maximum temperature of 32℃ and minimum temperature of 24℃. Iloilo has varying soil types from clay to beach sand. The rapid population growth in the area has brought about an increased demand for housing. However, due to limited land reserve and the high cost of housing activities, the community has not been able to fully meet the current housing requirements.
People in Iloilo are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments: 
  • 891 youth have been tutored by 70 sponsored high school students in English and math.
  • 85 student tutors are helping struggling learners to catch up in school.
  • An alternative learning school was established to support youth with educational needs and life skills, including money management.
  • 58 teachers and volunteers were trained in methods for encouraging reading among students.
  • 800 families have updated toilets, improving the overall health and sanitation of the community.
  • 110 health workers and caregivers received training in nutrition, growth standards and HIV/AIDS.
  • 60 community volunteers were trained to educate parents about proper nutrition for children.
  • 1,258 children under 5 years old are being rehabilitated from Iron-Deficiency Anemia (IDA) through supplementation.
  • 453 families have home gardens, allowing them to provide their children with nutritious food.
  • 95 people are earning income farming seaweed.
  • 450 small-scale fishermen are using environmentally friendly methods, and 500 mangrove seedlings were planted to replenish the fish habitat.
  • Fishing families who received new equipment doubled their catch on average.

Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

Explore Iloilo

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

Iloilo 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!