Kenya: Katito

Katito'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: 2018

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.

  • Children's rights are better understood and respected. Altogether, 593 children freely discussed their rights and responsibilities among themselves during a children's assembly
  • 49 parents and local leaders participated in workshops on positive discipline to ensure children feel safer.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Girls and boys have better sanitation at school and home. A total of 539 students at 3 schools are safer from waterborne diseases after their schools constructed new latrines. Also
  • 313 homes improved their sanitation facilities and now practice better hygiene.

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.

  • Students have better access to education. A total of 18 savings groups were formed and trained to assist with the enrollment of 132 students in school.
  • 593 children enriched their educational experiences by participating in camp activities, including sports and motivational talks.

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.

  • More than 50 mentors supported 15 school Bible clubs, reaching over 2,000 children with spiritual guidance for their lives.
  • More boys and girls are growing in their faith. Some 2,037 children took part in spiritual rallies and Saturday clubs to improve their knowledge of their faith.
  • Children are better supported by their parents. In all, 479 parents spent more quality time with their children after being trained on positive parenting.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.


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 Katito, Kenya

In 2018 political tension between Kenya’s current president and opposition leader was resolved peacefully. The news calmed rising turmoil and economic instability for Kenyans. According to USAID, three in 10 Kenyans aren’t well-nourished enough to grow strong and healthy. Drought and floods are an ongoing concern, as well as an influx of refugees from neighboring countries. Terrorism is a potential threat in the northeastern part of the country due to ethnic conflicts and cultural practices like cattle rustling between different regions. Thanks to the support of our donors, more vulnerable Kenyan families are experiencing transformation. Economic empowerment programs helped improve food, nutrition, and livelihoods by supporting farmers’ produce sales. Women were equipped to create ponds at home to raise fish for eating and selling, which kept them safe from exploitation at historically dangerous fishing areas. Rural kids have better access to school, especially preschools. Children who are getting an education are more protected from harmful cultural practices like female genital mutilation/cutting, child labor, and child marriage. Partnering with religious leaders, we worked to spread awareness about good hygiene behaviors so communities can have better health. We also made sure water systems were upgraded so they stay sustainable and accessible to all.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 16 years.
Katito, Kenya 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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