Get to know your ADPs: Three phases to self sufficiency

Area Development Programs, or ADPs, are the way in which World Vision delivers long term community development in Haiti, and around the world. World Vision identifies communities in severe poverty, and over the course of about 15 years, takes the community from poverty to self sufficiency. This proven approach takes place in three phases.

In the first phase, World Vision engages the community and develops trust. A community structure is developed, one that gives the community a voice. The community then develops a plan, tailored to meet the specific needs of their community, that will identify their path to self sufficiency.

In phase 2, the community members implement their plan with the support and encouragement of World Vision. This approach empowers community members, encourages them to take on responsibility for their community, and develops leadership skills.

In the final phase, World Vision support is phased out, and community members take on full responsibility for their community. The end result is a community which is now self sufficient.

This community based development model is funded through child sponsorship. When you sponsor a child through World Vision, you donation goes to support the community development plan for the ADP in which your child lives. This ensures that your donation will have a lasting impact, by helping bring an entire community to self sufficiency.


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The joy of watching children grow

One of the real blessings of being a child sponsor, is to see your sponsored child grow and mature. Take our sponsored child, Obenky, as an example. The first picture of Obenky was taken shortly before we sponsored him in 2009, when he was six years old. The second picture was taken nine years later, when Obenky is now a fine young man. Each year we receive a photo and a report on how Obenky is doing. It is so rewarding to see him grow and mature, knowing we are making a difference in his life and in the life of his entire family.

Obenky 2009

Obenky 2018

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FreddyLink Impact in Haiti – a 2016 Update

What impact has FreddyLink and World Vision had in Haiti? This video lists some of the important progress that has happened as a result of your generous support.


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Welcome to Morne Pelee

FreddyLink is a partnership between the community of Fredericton and communities in Haiti. Until now, we have been partnered with the COBOCOL and UDICC Area Development Programs (ADPs)  where World Vision Canada is using a long term community development approach to overcome poverty. Both these ADPs are located in the central plateau region (See map below: COBOCOL is #1, UDICC is #3)

We are now welcoming a new ADP into the FreddyLink family. The Morne Pelee ADP is located close to Cap-Haitien, which is on the north coast of Haiti (#4 on map below). This newly initiated ADP is located in a rural agricultural area, similar to COBOCOL and UDICC.

HTI_ADP_MAPLocation of World Vision Canada Area Development Programs (ADPs) in Haiti

We now have some children in Morne Pelee which are available to be sponsored. Here is your opportunity to get in on the “ground floor” and sponsor a child in this newly initiated ADP. Just think, you could participate in the progress of your sponsored child, and this whole ADP, from start to finish!

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