We partner with communities to ensure that Child Sponsorship tackles the root causes of poverty. We work with local leaders and families to understand where they need support. Together, we focus on helping the most vulnerable children in the greatest need – those at risk of the worst poverty, exploitation, and abuse. Then we create a plan to transform the community into a safe place, where children are cared for and protected, long into the future.
In 2022 World Vision UK’s work in five areas has come to an end but we leave knowing these communities are now ready for the future.
There were many positive outcomes in all these communities in Senegal and India – Mbella, Loul, Vaishali, Patna and Bhojpur.
The transformation in Bhojpur – both at a personal and community level – was amazing.
Children went to bed hungry
We first met the community of Bhojpur, India, in 2005.
Children often went to bed hungry and got sick from drinking unsafe water. The quality of education was poor and many parents couldn’t afford to send their children to school. Children were needed to add to the family income, so many became shepherds or rural labourers. Lack of employment meant that debt, child marriage and migration were big issues.
Men’s views were considered more important than women’s, and parents gave their sons preferential treatment over their daughters. Domestic violence was a problem.
There have been floods in four separate years, which wiped out farmers’ incomes and food supply.