At the very start of World Vision’s partnership with Genesis’ community, community leaders shared their dreams for the future of children like her. Together with World Vision staff, they created a plan that would, over time, address the root causes of poverty there. Just a few years on, Genesis shows that the plan is being realised.
World Vision is at the early stages of partnership with Genesis’ community, but so much has happened already. Parents have engaged in child and maternal health training and parenting workshops. There are new spaces for children to develop their abilities in dance, music, art and sports which are essential for confidence and self-esteem but are often out of reach when families are struggling with basic needs. Families have learned about disaster preparation, and that’s important in Ambato because it’s home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, which displaced people and destroyed crops and homes as recently as 2006. And, over the past few years, World Vision has helped her community survive COVID-19 with preventative information and materials like hygiene kits, masks, supplies to local health facilities and food assistance.