Mozambique: Derre II

Derre II's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2017

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Children are more connected. After 45 church and community leaders celebrated families, children from different churches became more united.
  • Children have a better start to life. An advocacy program ensured that 1,050 children received their birth certificates, which is a right and will help them in the future.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Babies enjoy better nutrition. In sum, 150 mothers reported exclusively breastfeeding their babies, which helped rehabilitate 36 malnourished children.
  • Children are better protected from malaria. In total, 2,000 parents trained on malaria prevention, which resulted in 6,183 families adhering to safe practices.
  • 1,275 people now have access to safe water thanks to three new borehole wells in their community.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Children improve their literacy skills. In total, 1,800 children, teachers and community members attended workshops to improve literacy learning.
  • Eight learning centers were equipped with books and tutors, which led to 240 children significantly improving their reading and writing skills.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Children are more spiritually mature. After 60 children attended spiritual retreats and 200 children traveled to different churches, their awareness of spiritual matters increased and they discussed differences in doctrine and experiences. They were encouraged to love and understand the common ground of their faith.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.

Derre II

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Derre II, Mozambique

Political tensions between the Mozambican government and the country’s main opposition group eased in 2018. The two sides agreed to end hostilities and come to a peaceful resolution of their differences. After years of growth Mozambique’s economy has been experiencing a steep decline, as the country reels from corruption allegations involving high profile individuals from within and outside the government. Other challenges remain for Mozambicans. More than 800,000 people didn’t have enough food to eat or seeds to plant for next year’s harvest. As well, this year, radical religious groups carried out violent attacks in northern mining regions. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, over 6 million Mozambicans were supported in 2018. Thousands of people now have access to clean water, which helps keep them free from diseases. Millions of people received treated bed nets to protect them from mosquitoes carrying malaria. Children were supported with daily meals to help them stay in school and focus on their studies. After-school reading camps gave kids a place to boost their literacy skills. In particular, girls received support and awareness to end gender-based violence, and more than a thousand vulnerable young women received sewing machines so they could start their own small businesses. More community members learned how to manage their finances to help their businesses thrive. Through advocacy to protect vulnerable children, we helped a bill go before the government that would criminalize child marriage. People were empowered to make lasting changes in their communities by learning how to advocate for themselves to the government.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 19 years.
Derre II, Mozambique is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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