Kanadi Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.


285 members of village savings and loan associations received trainings on saving and investing their funds to provide more economic security for their families. World Vision worked with community members to build two additional food storage banks. The amount of food stored in 2014 was twice the amount stored in 2013, which increased the availability of food to share among households. 50 dairy farmers were trained on improving their animal husbandry practices. These sessions contributed to increased milk production and income from dairy products. 40 farmers received training on sunflower processing as a way of producing valuable oil to sell for more income. We held trainings for community leaders and parents about the importance of education for children's futures. Schools received new books and sports equipment that helped motivate students to study harder and stay in school. 10 new classrooms and six new teachers' houses built by World Vision meant that children had more opportunities to attend school and teachers could stop traveling long distances to work. Children learned about standing up for their rights at trainings provided by World Vision. Children's voices were heard in community decision-making sessions, because we created clubs where kids learned to express their ideas and opinions.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Environment|Protection|Peace|Disability|Advocacy|HIV&AIDS|


  • Tanzania>Shinyanga


  • Agriculture
  • Education

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