The community of Katete is graduating

Katete’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 Katete get there. Thank you! 

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Katete 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 Katete community is located in eastern Zambia, approximately 500 kilometres from Lusaka, the capital city. Although the area is rural, it is densely populated, with almost 55 people per square kilometre. Rains are unpredictable, and there are frequent dry spells, droughts and flash floods. Farming is the main economic activity, however more than 80% of families are very poor and work small plots of land for subsistence farming. Families keep livestock and grow crops, but farm production is low because of infertile soils and irregular rainfall.

Floods are particularly devastating to the community because floodwaters travel quickly through ditches that have formed all over the area due to environmental degradation. Although measures have been taken to reduce environmental harm, the community regularly faces disasters, resulting in poor harvests and food insecurity.
People in Katete are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:

Child Protection
  • 1,424 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 107 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 300 children participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 5,855 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 6 children were rescued from early marriage thanks to the child protection systems established by the community
  • 1 school was renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 180 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 4 schools received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 40 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 50 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 6 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 1,004 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 1,234 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 1,659 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 169 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 18 mother groups are guiding new and expectant moms on how to eat well, access health services and care for their babies
  • 1,893 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 1,911 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 118 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 344 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 36 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
*Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

Explore Katete

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

Katete,  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!