Alexander teaches children to brush their teeth properly. “I want my children, as well as all children in my village, to have a better quality of life,” he says. This is what motivates him as a World Vision community change agent. 139 children in Alexander’s village have been trained on proper tooth brushing.
“I must save money, even though just a small amount, because my children must get education,” says Yudith, mother of Prisilia (10), Gonsales (7), and Vetruno (3). World Vision provided Yudith and 4 other women from her village with tailoring training and equipment, “so I can support family income and can save for children need.”
Maria and her 3 year old daughter Maria draw clean water from a reservoir only 10 meters from home, constructed with World Vision’s support. “In the past, we got water from a well near the dam for washing, bathing, and drinking. The distance was about 500 meters by walking through a short cut,” says Maria.
“Children’s learning group is very important,” says Hendrikus. “At school where I teach, a child in 5th grade who had difficulty in reading and basic writing can overcome it after participating at children’s learning group activities.” With World Vision’s support, last year 521 children received help in reading, writing, and counting.
Yoseph waters his garden along with his 16 year old nephew Hermanus. Besides receiving support from World Vision for seeds, water reservoir and pump, their group of 20 farming families was trained to produce organic fertilizer. Their garden is generating income for the group members, and savings for their children’s future.
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The best way to help a child is to help his or her community become a better place to live. By doing so, children and the community learn effective ways to move beyond poverty towards a life full of happiness & health, safety & security, encouragement & opportunity.
Improved Agriculture and Business Skills Training to Boost IncomeThere are plots of land available for agricultural means, but the lack of effective techniques and occasional drought prevents the community from maximizing its full potential. For example, the slash and burn tradition after harvesting crops harms the soil and requires farmers to go in search of new land. There is also a lack of skilled trades and those who own small businesses do not have the proper business skills training like management and basic accounting skills. Farmers lack the access to bigger markets for their produce and those wanting to start small businesses do not have the capital to access credit.
Malnutrition threatens the lives of children under five. Stunting and development problems are all too common when children don’t receive proper nourishment.
Satrio happily being fed by his mother Marisana
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From clean water to microloans for small business, the quality of life in Timor Tengah Ultara is improving all the time.
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