The community of Paroumba is graduating

Paroumba’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 Paroumba get there. Thank you! 

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Paroumba 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 Paroumba community is located approximately 670km from the Dakar, the country's capital, in southeastern corner of Senegal. The majority of the population are of Fulani ethnicity.

The climate is characterized by hot, dry winds that raise temperatures to 40°C for 6-8 months of the year. Access to potable water is a major problem, despite the presence of small streams and the fact that the water table is located between 5 and 30 metres. The vegetation is comprised of shrubs and trees, with an important grass cover. The landscape suffers from repeated bush fires, clearing, and abusive exploitation from charcoal producers.

Paroumba is predominantly rural, with more than 90% of the population making a living from rain-fed agricultural and raising livestock. The area leads the country in cotton production, and is the second largest producer of mangoes, bananas, and revenue from peanuts. Despite these favourable economic conditions however, the region is still the poorest in Senegal.
People in Paroumba are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:

Child Protection
  • 1,497 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 31 community groups are in place to protect children by monitoring and reporting child rights violations
  • 36 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 5 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 84 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 220 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 5 spiritual nurture clubs are giving children a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • 896 children are participating clubs that nurture their faith in God and equip them with positive values
  • 121 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 3,921 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans

*Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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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

Paroumba,  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!