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: 2020

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 367 more people now have a toilet at home, helping to stop children and families having to relieve themselves outdoors and limiting the spread of disease.
  • 1,069 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean, helping to protect them and their families from disease.
  • 1,011 families built new toilets, helping to keep more children safer from diseases and diarrhea.

  • 324 families went to our hygiene training and now have a handwashing station with soap at home, helping to keep children safer from disease.
  • 9 schools participated in global hand washing day which reached 1,824 children with messages on the importance of proper sanitation and 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.

  • 796 girls and boys took part in child protection activities as part of our COVID-19 response, helping to keep them safer from abuse.
  • 100% of schools now have somewhere students and teachers can wash their hands with soap, helping to keep children and staff safer from disease.
  • 8 separate toilets for girls and boys were built in schools, giving students of different genders privacy, especially girls so they don't have to miss school when they have their period.

  • 1,674 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.

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.

  • Trained 30 faith leaders on child protection issues and proper response to COVID-19. These leaders are equipped to deal with the psychological impacts of the pandemic on the congregation, as well as spread the message of how to prevent COVID-19.

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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