Transformed Communities

» Kaitlyn Williams

“After graduation, I will be able to go into the workplace with not only academic knowledge of this field, but also the practical skills from the internship.” – Kaitlyn Williams

In Malawi, one in four people lives in extreme poverty. Nearly 40 per cent of children under five are stunted in their growth (WFP 2017). In one particular village, World Vision conducted a survey for health and nutrition and discovered 16 children were malnourished. Kaitlyn Williams [BA Business Administration-International Development, 2018] visited this village. She worked with World Vision, gathering outcome stories as part of her internship.

To combat malnourishment, World Vision introduced backyard gardens to the village. Fresh vegetables supply the necessary nutrients these children were missing. It is expected in only two years, every child will be properly nourished on a continuing basis.

Kaitlyn was able to see World Vision’s work firsthand and be part of the solution. She reported on their progress, success stories, and areas needing additional help. A fish farmer unable to get his business off the ground receives essential training and is now thriving. One woman’s vision to teach other women how to read, write, and start their own business is realized.

Kaitlyn is making an impact because of your support. “At Tyndale, I’ve learned a lot about how to be a Christian in the international development field.” She appreciates that her professors take the time to emphasize the faith aspects of development. It is not only important to take care of a person’s physical needs, but their spiritual needs as well.

“After graduation, I will be able to go into the workplace with not only academic knowledge of this field, but also the practical skills from the internship. Understanding how God works with people… will be [carried] through my professional career.”