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World Vision team

JULY 2017

Hello from the Mweiga community,  Kenya

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Jonathan Lepoora

JULY 2017

Meet Mweiga's development manager

We are so thankful to you for your generous contribution that will go a long way to bring a difference to people’s lives.

Our overall program goal is “Improved quality of life for 11,900 children in Mweiga through holistic community development by 2027”. This will be achieved through

  • enhanced community engagement;
  • improved child participation; and
  • improved livelihoods and resilience amongst youth and the wider community.

We will also be able to support families struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues, which are common in the area, through projects focusing on:

  • child protection;
  • promotive and preventive health education;
  • improved quality education; and
  • access to clean water. 

Your generous contribution and support will help us achieve these goals and the community and staff of Mweiga look forward to a strengthened working relationship with you.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Lepoora
Mweiga Area Development Program Manager

Members of the Mweiga community
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JULY 2017

Snapshots from Mweiga 

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World Vision team

JUNE 2017

Greenhouse economy LIVELIHOODS

Through the economic benefits that came through this community greenhouse, families are increasing their income. “My school attendance has improved and my health is good. This is because my mum is able to raise my school fees and to feed us,” said seven-year-old Annet.

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JUNE 2017

On the rights track CHILD PROTECTION

“I am now well informed about my rights and that of other children like me. I also know what to do and where to report my rights in case of violation,” said Maryann, following a Day of the African Child awareness session.

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World Vision team

MARCH 2017

About Kenya

Kenya is a regional hub for trade and finance. Most Kenyans earn their living from agriculture. Major exports are tea, coffee, petroleum products, fish and cement. Almost half of the population live in poverty, which is most severe in rural areas.

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NOVEMBER 2016

Incomes grow through self-help groups LIVELIHOODS

Through self-help groups, an increasing number of community members are receiving support and training to grow more food and increase their incomes. The Mwireri self-help group received training, building supplies and seedlings to start growing tomatoes in greenhouses. “We harvest 300kgs of tomatoes per week,” says group member, Gladys. “… Our produce is of very high quality, therefore fetching a ready market. This has led us to winning tenders to supply tomatoes in supermarkets and colleges.”

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OCTOBER 2016

More children gain vital ID documents CHILD PROTECTION

The program is supporting families to attain birth certificates for their children. These are essential for them to access government services and crucial in family inheritance matters. This work is being done in partnership with local leaders and the Department of Births and Deaths Registration. To date, the percentage of children aged 0-5 with birth certificates has reached 47.1 percent, up from 40.1 percent in 2012.

Children line up after receiving vital ID documents