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: 2019

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.

  • 2,581 people have easy access to clean drinking water through 10 new community boreholes.
  • 3,388 children have better access to social services after a training of faith leaders and community members.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 4,604 people were trained in handwashing, increasing the households with hand-washing facilities from 63.2% to 75%.
  • 989 female students gained access to sanitation services and menstrual hygiene facilities.
  • At a school, 989 students have access to improved sanitation facilities with 18 handwashing stations as well as menstrual hygiene management areas.

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.

  • 4,539 students have improved their literacy skills through mentoring, coaching and lessons from teachers.
  • 80 students from 5 different schools have greatly improved their reading comprehension scores after receiving books.

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.

  • 132 boys and girls attended vacation Bible camp and experienced the love of God through Scripture and nature.
  • 1,090 children now have official birth certificates, giving them inalienable rights and a sense of identity.
  • Community members have been learning the biblical basis to value all family members through programs such as Celebrating Families and Channels of Hope for Gender. More couples now share household responsibilities such as managing budgets and they work together to support their children’s education.

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 22 years.
Twachiyanda, Zambia is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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