The community of Iloilo 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 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: 
  • 21 schools received resources, teachers have been trained and the rate of primary school completion increased to 88%.
  • A learning centre equipped with books, TV and furniture was established for community use.
Health and Nutrition
  • A new water system is providing safe water to 800 families.
  • 780 caregivers have learned about proper nutrition for their kids and 68 health workers were trained to properly monitor children’s growth.
  • 2,514 people are members of savings groups, helping them manage their finances, save money and access small loans.
  • Families received business skills training and 928 now have home-based businesses.
  • 2,357 children have received dental care, helping to combat malnutrition from oral health issues.
*Results for this community updated for 2019

Explore Iloilo

current conditions

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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!