Kenya: Mwala

Mwala'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.

  • 1,865 girls and boys took part in child protection activities as part of our COVID-19 response, helping to keep them safer from abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 1,000 more people now have clean water less than 30 minutes from home, helping to free community members, especially women and girls, from a life spent gathering water.
  • 2,920 families built new toilets, helping to keep more children safer from diseases and diarrhea.
  • 100% of schools have enough separate girls' and boys' toilets for their students, giving all girls a safe space and allowing older girls to manage their periods in private so they can stay in school.

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 savings groups were organized as part of our COVID-19 response, helping to give families more financial security.

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.

  • 120 churches and faith-based groups are engaging 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 Mwala, Kenya

In Mwala, many families depend on agriculture and livestock for both food and income. A typical diet consists of tropical fruits, maize and beans. The terrain is varied, with both forests and semi-arid plains. Irregular rainfall and soil degradation have made the region vulnerable to drought. The community also faces social challenges due to HIV and AIDS. 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 10 years.
Mwala, 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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