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: 2020

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 60% of farmers have adopted rain water harvesting using farming water pans with drip irrigation that provides enough food for the families throughout the year, regardless of the changes in rainfall patterns

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.

  • 100% of community members we trained in job skills and trades are using what they learned, helping them to earn a living and provide for their children.
  • 2,584 women and men are active members of a local savings group, helping them provide for their children, now and in the future.
  • 6 neighborhoods have an updated disaster plan, which maps local threats and how to best save people's lives and property in a crisis.

  • 1,698 families started a small business, empowering them to earn a living and meet their children's basic needs.
  • 2,584 community members learned how to manage their family income and expenses, helping them to budget, save, and provide for their children's needs.
  • 243 savings groups are running in the community, empowering members to save money, earn interest, access loans, and better provide for their children.
  • 77% of farmers who we trained in sustainable agriculture are now putting what they learned into practice, securing their farming resources and income for the long term to provide for their children.
  • 61 faith leaders worked with us to share information about COVID-19, helping to teach children and adults how to avoid catching and spreading the virus.

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.

  • Reached1,200 children who participate in bible clubs and supported with literacy materials, showing growth in their relationship with God.

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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