Covihoy 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.
We trained 500 students to take responsibility in caring for their environment and produced 3,000 tree seedlings to restore the environment and prevent soil erosion. We established a business offering veterinary services and products, benefiting more than 700 farmers and reducing the distance community members had to previously walk to reach a similar shop. 500 families were trained on agriculture and livestock production, empowering them to more effectively breed animals and grow profitable crops. More than 2,690 children received Vitamin A supplements to prevent illness and 4,185 sponsored children received medical checkups to improve their health and nutrition. In addition, we partnered with the Ministry of Health to provide full vaccinations to 95 children under age 5. We held family trainings on the basic principles of child nutrition, impacting the recovery of 15 malnourished children. 220 mothers were trained to reduce the risks of disease by addressing proper hygiene and nutrition, treating cases of intestinal parasites, malaria, anemia, providing vaccinations, and understanding the importance of clean water. 166 women of childbearing age were vaccinated against tetanus to protect their health and the health of their babies. We trained church leaders to fight the spread of HIV and AIDS and discrimination against impacted community members, which led to 30 leaders responding positively and showing compassion toward affected people in their congregations. 2,360 people learned about HIV prevention through our peer education program. We established 25 distribution centers that supplied water treatment products to 485 families. 265 children and youth were equipped with valuable skills through training in music, cabinetmaking, sewing, and computer science. 4,085 children were able to continue their education thanks to our tuition subsidies. 33 teachers were trained in improved methods for teaching math skills. 500 students and 30 families were trained to manage the risks associated with disasters, helping them to be better prepared for emergencies.
- Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
- Human Rights Democracy and Governance
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene