In 2019 we initiated a Theory of Change exercise. Workshops were run within the Charity, with the Sisters of Mary programmes in the Philippines, and with our sister charities in Europe and the US.
This exercise has helped us model and evaluate our activities and will culminate in the production of an impact measurement framework.
Our Theory of Change project articulates our goals and what we, at World Villages for Children want to be held accountable for.
The project is helping us to define the activities and outcomes that constitute the journey of change for the poorest children. Conducting the process has three main objectives. Firstly it will ensure our charity activities are meeting the need. Secondly it will provide us with indicators to measure the performance of our work in achieving our goal. Thirdly it will help us measure our impact on ending poverty for the most marginalized children and communities in the world.
We have developed a Theory of Change Infographic to illustrate our vision, our activities, the outcome of our work and the long term impact on poverty relief.
Arturo’s early life in Monte Blanco, Mexico, was very hard. With no money for food, the family was always hungry and from the age of seven, Arturo was expected to work every day in the fields harvesting coffee and sugar to earn a few pesos to support the family.
Eva was the youngest in a family of eight children living in the slums of Honduras.
Manuel entered the Sisters of Mary school for boys in Mexico as a deprived and vulnerable young boy in 2002.