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Why World Vision is in Mozambique
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Progress in Mozambique
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
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.
- Girls and boys participated in personal development activities focused on values and caring for others, to help them understand their worth, make healthy choices and develop positive relationships. Child protection groups monitored sponsored children, helping to identify and support girls and boys in need.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- After new wells with hand pumps were built, more children and their families have access to clean water less than 30 minutes from home, helping to free community members, especially women and girls, from time spent collecting water.
- Community members received information on how to use measures like handwashing and social distancing, and health workers were given personal protective equipment like masks and gloves, helping to protect children and families from COVID-19.
- Hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members, helping to prevent disease among children and their families.
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.
- Teachers were trained in our literacy program, giving them new techniques to teach children to read. In some areas, after-school reading clubs were started to give children extra help and encourage a love of reading.
Prayer Requests from Mozambique
World Vision's staff in Mozambique are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
That God would provide wisdom to Mozambique’s leaders to find a lasting, peaceful solution to violence, so people can enjoy life in all its fullness.
We ask God to protect Mozambique's children from the natural disasters that are becoming more frequent.
News from Mozambique
Catastrophic flooding from Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth affected close to 2.2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Idai and Kenneth were two of the top five worst storms to ever hit Mozambique. Together, they’ve caused an unprecedented amount of damage. World Vision staff are providing shelter, food, and clean water to families in need.
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