Kenya: Bandaptai

Bandaptai'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.

  • 186 churches and faith-based groups are engaging with us on projects, using their influence and resources to help improve children's lives.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 100% of babies under age 1 who are supported by community health workers have been immunized, helping to protect them from preventable diseases like polio and measles.
  • 4,148 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.

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.

  • 60 teachers were trained or supported as part of our COVID-19 response, giving them supplies and skills to help them teach children remotely.
  • 500 families were given farming tools, livestock, or other materials to help them earn a living as part of our COVID-19 response, to help them provide for their children.
  • 750 community members were trained to help them earn an income during COVID-19, so they can better provide for their families and children.

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 Bandaptai, Kenya

In Bandaptai, families typically eat maize, beans and vegetables for their meals. Many families here depend on agriculture and livestock for both food and income. Farming families face the challenging fact that Kenya is vulnerable to drought. Communities here are also confronting the social effects of 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 9 years.
Bandaptai, Kenya is in Phase 2


  • 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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