Mutchenda Greenfield 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.

Activities

138 community savings groups helped 1,983 members increase their income. Savings groups provide interest-earning savings accounts and small, affordable loans for people who don’t have access to traditional banking services, empowering them to plan for the future, start businesses, and meet their children’s basic needs. To decrease waterborne diseases, we provided more clean water sources in schools and communities. We drilled 34 new borehole wells and rehabilitated 20 other borehole wells that were in disrepair. We constructed 400 sanitary latrines and handwashing stations, including 20 in schools, and trained community members on handwashing. World Vision organized water management groups to maintain water sources and hygiene facilities and ensure that they continue to provide clean water for families. As part of a community literacy campaign, 126 teachers from 12 schools were trained on effective methods for helping children master the fundamentals of reading. 6,371 students participated in reading and math competitions at school that helped keep them motivated to learn. 1,145 preschool-aged boys and girls enrolled in 33 new community-based child care centers, where they received a safe place to play, and learned skills like counting and listening to prepare them to attend primary school. World Vision conducted three campaigns to educate the community about children's right to protection, healthcare, and education.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Environment|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Malawi>Central>Kasungu

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Protection
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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