Magole 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.
We helped 116 men and women join mutual savings and loan groups that help members save for the future and serve vulnerable children in the community with food and school fees. 50 beekeepers were educated in two sessions on beekeeping, honey processing, and marketing. Beekeeping is an effective income source because the start-up costs are low and the return on investment happens quickly. World Vision partnered with a Tanzanian agriculture agency to train 45 farmers on growing more trees and germinating more seeds to produce additional food supplies. 42 agriculture agents shared their expertise about maintaining healthy livestock at a World Vision workshop for farmers. Farmers in five villages attended field schools organized by World Vision where they learned about post harvest crop management and storage, as well as alternative energy sources. Formed nutrition groups that trained 248 pregnant women and mothers on proper feeding practices. We also distributed growth charts to caregivers to help them keep track of children's progress. Pastors received training on HIV and AIDS transmission and prevention in order to help the church speak out about reducing the spread of the illness. Village committees were trained on natural disaster mitigation, including early warning signs and timely reporting. 50 boys and girls, 25 primary school teachers, and 30 village leaders were educated about child rights to ensure that children are cared for in a loving, safe environment.
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