Zambia: Twachiyanda

Twachiyanda's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2020

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • 409 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response, helping to keep children safer from abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • 4,077 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean, helping to protect them and their families from disease.
  • 642 families built new toilets, helping to keep more children safer from diseases and diarrhea.
  • 98% of babies less than 6 months old in our program were exclusively breastfed, helping to improve the nutrition and health of babies.

  • Drilled 10 new water points that benefited 2,943 families. To encourage the sustainability of the water system, trained 10 Village Water and Sanitation (VWASH) committees (91 members total) on the repair and maintenance of water points.
  • 1,475 students who went to our hygiene training, or are part of a water, sanitation and hygiene club at school, have put what they learned into practice, helping to keep them safer from disease.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • 100% of schools using our literacy programme have books, reading materials, and posters in their Grades 1 to 3 classrooms, helping more children learn to read.
  • 3,202 people were reached by local health awareness campaigns, helping them to learn how to keep themselves and their children healthy.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • 357 girls and boys took part in faith-based activities, that helped them to know, experience, and show God's love.
  • 2,050 girls and boys took part in faith-based activities, that helped them to know, experience, and show God's love.
  • Held a community day of prayer involving 84 children, allowing them to express issues facing their families and communities, and grow in their love towards and understanding of God.

The numbers shown above are from a specific reporting time period, and include all children in the community who benefited from the programs listed.


current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Twachiyanda, Zambia

In Twachiyanda, families live in small homes made of bricks and mud with thatched roofs. The terrain is flat with grasslands, and tall trees are scattered across the land. The staple foods are maize, groundnuts and vegetables such as cabbage and okra. 'Nshima' is one of the typical meals, a porridge with vegetables and sometimes meat. The HIV and AIDS crisis has damaged the social fabric of the community, leaving many children without parents. With your help, we'll continue to support children and families here, empowering them to give their children a better future, especially the most vulnerable.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 23 years.
Twachiyanda, Zambia is in Phase 3


  • We start by building relationships with local leaders and community members.
  • The community identifies their greatest challenges and develops an action plan.
  • The community nominates vulnerable children for sponsorship.


  • Community projects begin as we work shoulder to shoulder with families.
  • Excitement grows as families start experiencing positive change.
  • The well-being of children improves as solutions are implemented.


  • Local leaders and families take on more ownership and self-sufficiency grows.
  • The community and children grow stronger and healthier thanks to large improvements in areas like clean water, education, nutrition, and more.


  • After years of hard work, the community becomes self-reliant and is ready to graduate.
  • We celebrate their success and seek out the next community where God has blessings in store.

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