Misamis Oriental

The community of Misamis Oriental is graduating

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
  • 22 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 872 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • This community has a disaster risk reduction plan in place to help all be prepared in the case of a natural disaster
  • 1,631 young people learned about sexual and reproductive health, including how to prevent and manage HIV and STIs
  • 14 malnourished have reached a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • 48 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 1,014 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 166 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 28 people received farm animals from other community members as part of a livestock pass-on program
  • 4,186 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans

Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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!