Misamis Oriental

The community of Misamis Oriental is graduating

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Misamis Oriental's community is making strong progress toward caring for all its children, not just those who are sponsored. They are now transitioning to self-sufficiency. Together with other Canadians, you’ve played an important part in helping Misamis Oriental get there. Thank you!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Misamis Oriental 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 Misamis Oriental community is located on the northern coast of the island of Mindanao. The area is generally rugged and punctuated by mountain ranges, coastal plains, rivers, and valleys. The climate is relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year. It is located outside the typhoon belt but has experienced tidal waves and flash floods over the years.

The community is characterized as being both agricultural and industrial. Of its land area, close to 60% is devoted to agriculture. Rice, corn, coconut, vegetables, fruits, beef, pigs, poultry, and eggs are its primary products. Highly valued commercial crops such as pineapple are being grown and exported to other countries.
People in Misamis Oriental are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:

Child Protection
  • 2 advocacy initiatives about child safety and protection were led by women and children, empowering them to change their community for the better.
  • 576 community members took part in an advocacy meeting about child protection issues, working to improve the safety of girls and boys.
  • 4 child protection policies recommending child and youth plans were presented to local governments.
  • 1 joint plan was drafted between community partners, which will help sustainably build a safer, more supportive community for children.
  • 1 formal agreement was signed between community stakeholder, creating partnership that will improve the well-being of more boys and girls.

  • 835 households were educated on financial products
  • 4314 community members are now managing savings groups, which includes receiving credit and loans
  • 118 households can now access and operate in market places
  • 194 savings groups are active, providing community members with a local place to save money regularly, earn interest and access loans.
  • 65 women and men learned how to operate a business, providing them with skills to be an entrepreneur and earn an income to better support their children.
  • 786 community members learned how to manage their household's finances, helping them understand and develop strategies to manage family income and expenses.
  • 76 farmers received seeds, livestock, tools or agricultural equipment, helping increase their production, income and support for their children.
  • 76 farmers had access to agricultural technical services, helping them improve their production and income to meet their children's needs.
  • 2 stakeholders provided support to household on agri-fishery production
  • 835 households were referred to financial institutions for services
  • 2 partner agencies were enabled to provide local value chain development training to households

*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Misamis Oriental

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

Misamis Oriental,  is in Phase 3

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!