Ngenda's Community is graduating

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In 2018, 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 Ngenda 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 Ngenda community is located in Rwanda's Eastern province, close to the Burundi border.

Most people in here rely on agriculture for their livelihood, but severe dry seasons coupled with very heavy rainy seasons have made life difficult for families.

Today, thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Ngenda has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Ngenda has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
  • 33.6% of children were too short according to their age as a result of long-term malnutrition in 2016, decreasing from 37.3% in 2013.
  • 67.7% of families belonged to savings and credit cooperatives in 2016, increasing from 32.6% in 2013
  • Both boys and girls are doing better at school. The percentage of girls passing the national exam increased from 34.6% in 2013 to 89.7% in 2016; for boys the percentage increased from 60% in 2013 to 91.6% in 2016.
  • 150 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 270 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 72 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 1,520 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 76 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 100 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children
*Results for this community updated for 2018

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current conditions

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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Ngenda has completed Phase 3 in 2018

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!