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: 2020

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 61 new taps were installed from clean water systems, so more children and their families can drink clean, disease-free water.
  • 9,060 more people now have a toilet at home, helping to stop children and families having to go to the toilet outdoors and limiting the spread of disease.
  • 412 neighborhoods have proper sanitation facilities - including toilets - so children and their families don't have to relieve themselves outdoors, helping to stop the spread of disease.

  • 14,900 households now practice improved hand washing with soap and running water. This was made possible through a collaboration with the local government to establish 10 water points around the community, schools, and health center to benefit 4,530 people.

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.

  • 140 women and men are active members of a local savings group, helping them provide for their children, now and in the future.
  • 520 families went to our hygiene training and now have a handwashing station with soap at home, helping to keep children safer from disease.
  • 170 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.

  • 55% of women and men who went to our training have improved their businesses, helping them earn more and better provide for their children.
  • 9 new savings groups were started, helping mom and dads to provide for their children, now and in the future.

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.

  • Involved faith leaders in counseling/psychology services for vulnerable families. Faith leaders helped facilitate programs with 45 churches were supported with hand washing stations.

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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