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: 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.

  • 90 children benefited from a ramp that was installed at their early childhood development center.
  • 148 students promoted children's rights and learned how their government works at a national children's conference.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 210 children received health insurance cards and can now access affordable medical care.
  • 2,736 children are safer from malnutrition and have more food since parents learned about climate-smart agriculture.
  • In just one year, proper sanitation management increased from 78% to 100%, helping keep the area free of cholera. A borehole brought 11,487 people clean water access, and rainwater tanks are helping people have more water access.

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.

  • 336 schoolchildren can attend school after their school fees were supported by a number of local savings groups.
  • 205 preschool children can now prepare for primary schools at 2 new early childhood development centers.

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.

  • 4,044 children were taught about God's love and moral values by 90 trained peer mentors.
  • 1,546 children participated in community decision making and spiritual nurture activities at youth camp.
  • A Children in Christ program trained about 100 kids as mentors, reaching 4,044 of their peers with Christian messages. Overall in 2019, about 9,900 children were reached by spiritual nurture activities, up from 8,300 in 2018.

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 18 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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