Muchila Community News

Our constant endeavor is to impact lives where we can be most effective. As we assess our focus in various areas of the world where we work, we have identified communities in far greater need than Muchila. For this reason, Canadian sponsorship in Muchila is ending. Thank you for the strong foundation you’ve helped lay in this community!

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we have accomplished the following in the past year:

     Child Protection

  • 431 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 3 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families


  • 55 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 2 schools were renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 150 sets of teaching resources like stories were developed locally so children can learn from culturally relevant content
  • 2,227 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes


  • 346 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 11 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 1,510 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 100 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 18 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources

    Water, Sanitation and Health

  • 3,690 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 2,225 community members are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 445 new latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
  • 1,303 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 17 committees are promoting sanitary behaviours and managing water supply systems to ensure long term access to clean water
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018.


As World Vision redirects its focus on communities in greater need, would you consider sponsoring a child in another part of the world?
Child Protection
  • 428 boys and girls received a birth certificate, allowing them to assert their rights as citizens.
  • 659 girls and boys aged six to 18 years old took part in a children's group in their local community helping them feel involved and part of the community.
  • 5 cases of child abuse were reported to the authorities, providing more support for girls and boys experiencing abuse.
  • 325 parents and community members learned about child protection issues, creating a safer environment where children can learn and grow.
  • 28 community groups and individuals worked together on advocacy efforts, encouraging the government to address child protection and safety issues.
  • 49 mothers and fathers learned about children's rights and safety, helping more boys and girls grow up in a safer family environment.
  • 17 parents and caregivers attended workshops on good parenting, teaching them skills to improve family relationships and how they raise their children.
  • 17 literacy teachers were trained in improved teaching methodologies.
  • 36 education officials were trained to supervise and support teachers to teach literacy, helping improve lessons in reading and writing..
  • 400 books written in the local language were given to schools, providing students with reading materials that are age-appropriate and in their own language.
  • 10 reading clubs have been started for boys and girls, helping to improve their literacy and reading habits.
  • 28 men and women learned how to advocate for the needs of children, helping to improve community services related to health, hygiene and education.
  • 640 boys and girls took part in faith-based activities, deepening their understanding of God's love for them, others and nature.
  • 28 community members were trained in the spiritual nurture of children.
  • 37 women were assisted, enabling then to engage in sustainable livelihood generation.
  • 144 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.
  • 24 community members learned how to manage their household's finances, helping them understand and develop strategies to manage family income and expenses.
  • 100 community members were clients of a microfinance institution, giving them access to low-interest loans and help support their families.
  • 167 people learned how to manage and protect their land and natural resources, so they can sustainably produce more and better support their children.
  • 13 savings groups were established though support programs.
  • 136 people now participate in savings groups.
  • 10 farming and agricultural groups formed, helping producers work together for better harvests.
  • 1 farmer field school was established.
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
  • 15 adults learned to sell products or services to sustainably maintain local water sources and hygiene, earning an income while helping their community.
  • 26 water and sanitation committees received training, learning how to maintain the village water source and provide cleaner water for children.
  • 2 faith leaders learned about hygiene, sanitation or how to affect change in a person's actions, so they can be better-informed role models for youth.
  • 7 new taps have been installed from clean water systems, so families have more access to safe water.
  • 21 new boreholes with hand pumps have been constructed, providing children and families access to clean drinking water.
  • 9 local communities were trained in proper sanitation and no longer had people defecating in open spaces, helping protect more children from diseases.
  • 272 students who attended health and hygiene training now actively practise good hygiene habits, so they can better protect themselves from diseases.
  • 1004 households received hygiene training and now have hand-washing facilities with soap, enabling families to improve hygiene at home and reduce diseases.
  • 1162 households built new latrines, so families can have better sanitation and a healthier home environment.
  • 232 people participated in hygiene training, campaigns or committees, learning habits to stay healthy and clean, such as washing their hands.
* Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019