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: 2021

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.

  • 5,007 girls and boys took part in child protection activities as part of our COVID-19 response, helping to keep them safer from abuse.
  • 600 girls and boys took actions like speaking out against harmful attitudes and practices, to help end violence against children in the community.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 167,843 people received information in person on Covid-19 prevention measures like handwashing, mask usage, and social distancing, helping to protect children and families from COVID-19.
  • 100 community members were trained to help them earn an income during COVID-19, so they can better provide for their families and children.
  • 8,400 families went to our hygiene training and now have a handwashing station with soap at home, helping to keep children safer from disease.

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.

  • 55 faith leaders are partnering with us on projects, using their influence and resources to help improve children's lives.

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 Katito, Kenya

In Katito, the terrain is flat with clay soil and natural brush and trees. Most families live in small mud houses with thatched roofs and are dependant on agriculture and livestock for food and income. A typical diet consists of maize, beans, and vegetables, but the area is vulnerable to drought, and crops often fail. 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 19 years.
Katito, Kenya 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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