Despite the economic growth that has characterized the last few years, Mozambique remains among the seven poorest countries in the world. Some alarming data: 70% of the population lives below the poverty line, life expectancy is very low and the infant mortality rate is very high.

Rural areas remain the most disadvantaged: here access to drinking water and electricity is difficult, health facilities and educational places are deficient or unreachable . The subsistence economy based on agriculture exposes rural communities at risk of famine, like the one in 2006 that hit the district of Milange to which we have decided to respond by distributing food supplies. Our presence to support the community of Milange continues through interventions in agriculture and education.

Projects

Rice for Milange

In 2005 the province of Zambezia, in central Mozambique was hit by a severe food crisis due to a long period of drought. For economic reasons, the country has not declared a state of emergency and has not been included in the aid program. As a result, hundreds of people suffered from hunger and, in

Mocumba

Milange’s school hosts over 1,200 students who attend classes in four rounds. The structure is inadequate, incomplete toilets and classrooms in poor condition. Our intervention in Mozambique enabled the rehabilitation of primary school. Strengthening educational services through teachers’ training and classrooms’ rehabilitation improves the educational offer for the entire community.