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Mozambique is a country in southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. Mozambique is home to many rich and extensive natural resources. The country’s economy is largely based on agriculture, but other industries such as food, beverage and chemical manufacturing is growing.

  • Capital: Maputo
  • Population: 29.67 million
  • Language: Portuguese and Emakhuwa
  • There are over 1,200 species of fish that have been identified in the coastal waters of Mozambique.

Our History in Mozambique

In 1987, FH began working in Mozambique in response to RENAMO’s attack and the Mozambican civil war, continuing our relief efforts after the peace accord of 1992. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation as well as establishing care groups focused on reducing child mortality.

Stories From Mozambique

Disaster - Cyclone Freddy

Tropical Cyclone Freddy: Mozambique Update

Tropical Cyclone Freddy was a five-week-long storm that made landfall multiple times, striking Mozambique’s coast twice. The devastating storm was the longest lasting and most energetic tropical cyclone on record. The Cyclone’s Destruction The cyclone caused great destruction. Countless families’ homes were damaged or destroyed. Some 391,000 hectares (nearly 1


Key Challenges

1.8 million people live with HIV/AIDS | 71% of the rural population lives without clean water or healthy sanitation | High infant mortality rates and rising chronic child malnutrition are severe problems | Half the population is under the age of 17 and more than half of women have their first child before they are 19

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.