Misenyi 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

Parents received micro-loans through World Vision and were able to pay school fees for 178 children. 38 savings and loan associations have been formed in the community, and their members have been educated on how to fund and manage small businesses. We trained local leaders to protect the environment through water management and soil conservation. Four farm groups were trained on farming and livestock practices that improve productivity. 20 local health providers were trained on maternal and child health, and 242 women received education on child nutrition. 21 schools added libraries as part of our literacy campaign to provide children with adequate learning materials. 20 child protection team members learned about promoting healthy parenting and responding to child abuse allegations in the community. 45 members of faith-based organizations attended a course on advocating for child rights.

Cross-cutting issues

|Gender|Environment|Protection|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Tanzania>Kagera

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Protection

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