Wednesday, August 12, 2009

World Vision and My Sponsor Child

My family and I sponsor a small boy from Mutomo, Kenya through World Vision. We send him $35 a month to help him, his family, and community. We have recently received a progress report for Mutomo.

This is what the letter says:

Mutomo community accomplishments

Thank you for your faithful support. With help from donors like you, World Vision was able to accomplish the following in 2008:

Birthday Celebration:

Honored 1,671 children with birthday parties, distributing school bags and helping to build self-esteem.


  • Educated 38 church leaders on Channels of Hope, empowering them to take an active role in HIV and AIDS interventions.

  • Instructed 20 teachers on life skills, enabling them to provide their students with tools to face life's challenges.

  • Trained 40 home-based caregivers and supplied them with kits to provide care and support to the chronically ill.

  • Trained 40 community health workers on safe motherhood and the prevention of HIV transmissions from mother to child.

Water and Sanitation:

  • Provided 11 water tanks to schools, increasing access to safe water.

  • Offered training to 50 households on sanitation and hygiene management, improving their health.

I am so excited about the progress my sponsor child's community is making!! If you want to sponsor a child through World Vision, visit I am so glad i did!