COUNTRIES

Mozambique

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.

COUNTRY FACTS:
  • Capital: Maputo
  • Population: 22,948,858
  • 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.

Current Work

     Current communities:  23  |   Children sponsored: 7,520  |   Church partnerships: 1

Available projects that need support:

Stories: 

Corporate Partnerships Help End Poverty

The Heartbreak of Suicide

Mosquito Nets Save Lives

Key Challenges

1.4 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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