Mozambique: Derre II

Derre II'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: 2017

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.

  • Children are more connected. After 45 church and community leaders celebrated families, children from different churches became more united.
  • Children have a better start to life. An advocacy program ensured that 1,050 children received their birth certificates, which is a right and will help them in the future.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Babies enjoy better nutrition. In sum, 150 mothers reported exclusively breastfeeding their babies, which helped rehabilitate 36 malnourished children.
  • Children are better protected from malaria. In total, 2,000 parents trained on malaria prevention, which resulted in 6,183 families adhering to safe practices.
  • 1,275 people now have access to safe water thanks to three new borehole wells in their community.

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.

  • Children improve their literacy skills. In total, 1,800 children, teachers and community members attended workshops to improve literacy learning.
  • Eight learning centers were equipped with books and tutors, which led to 240 children significantly improving their reading and writing skills.

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.

  • Children are more spiritually mature. After 60 children attended spiritual retreats and 200 children traveled to different churches, their awareness of spiritual matters increased and they discussed differences in doctrine and experiences. They were encouraged to love and understand the common ground of their faith.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.

Derre II

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 Derre II, Mozambique

The drought sweeping across Africa is overshadowing the relief of a politically stable moment in Mozambique. Because of the drought, over a million people don’t know where their next meal will come from, but your support is helping us offer security through short-term food rations and long-term solutions like seeds and agricultural training. Although the practice is officially illegal, a full half of Mozambican girls are married before they’re 18. Major global and local partners are joining us, including the First Lady of Mozambique, to enforce an end to this harmful cultural practice. We’re increasing advocacy and training for sexual abuse and harassment awareness, helping girls in particular have safer school experiences. We’re also empowering communities to bring better sanitation facilities to schools. Our Unlock Literacy program hosts reading camps and creates book banks so kids can read age-appropriate, locally-produced books in their own language. To ensure healthcare and nutrition programs reach the most people, we’re supporting counseling and teaching for households about preventive and primary care. Your support is giving communities better access to clean water and best practices for safety—like boiling water before using it—so kids can thrive.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 19 years.
Derre II, Mozambique is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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