Malumeng Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
350 community members, including people living with AIDS, were provided with vegetable seeds and trained in gardening in order to increase their household food security. To lower the risk of malnutrition, 200 families were educated about child nutrition and providing their children with diverse diets of fruits, vegetables, and proteins. 400 farmers benefited from healthier livestock, increased milk production, and additional family income as a result of the medications we provided for village veterinarians to treat sick livestock. To reduce of risk of HIV and AIDS, we conducted education sessions in the community on HIV and AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment. We also worked with the health center to offer essentials such as immunizations to orphaned children and people living with HIV and AIDS. 100 children received improved access to safe water as a result of World Vision installing a clean water system in their community. We improved hygiene and sanitation practices by constructing 50 sanitary latrines in two communities, reducing the risk of waterborne illnesses. Students benefited from an end to overcrowding and better learning conditions when we constructed new classrooms in local schools.
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene