Ruvu Remiti 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.
200 savings groups were formed and 20 farmers accessed loans to purchase better farm equipment and medicine for their cattle. Farmers were trained to reduce the number of cattle in a pasture area to help preserve the environment and increase milk and meat production. We renovated a half mile of irrigation canals so farmers could easily access water for their fields. As a result, their crop production increased significantly. Women of childbearing age attended sessions about preventing malnutrition in children, and volunteer nutrition groups received education about identifying malnutrition in children. 50 health workers were trained on preventing childhood diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia, and acute respiratory infection. Malaria deaths dropped from 150 in 2013 to 98 in 2014 after we organized a mass campaign on malaria prevention. Over 2,500 households learned about using mosquito nets to prevent malaria. Taught farmers how to build 60 water storage systems that provide necessary irrigation for their crops during the dry season. School children enjoyed a better learning environment at Revu Remit primary school after we upgraded three dormitories. 40 leaders were trained on emergency response. These leaders in turn trained others in the village. World Vision formed five child well-being committees to educate the community about child protection issues.
- Economic Recovery and Development