Why World Vision is in Mozambique

Mozambique is a poor nation; it ranks 180 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index, a system used by the U.N. to measure social and economic health. In 2019, after three years of drought and crop failures, two cyclones killed over 1,000 people in Mozambique and destroyed 50,000 homes. As floodwaters lingered, waterborne illnesses like cholera began to spread. Nearly 3 million people are in a state of food crisis in Mozambique, with thousands of displaced children left vulnerable to violence and sexual exploitation. Thanks to the generosity of donors, in 2019 World Vision partnered with USAID, the U.N., and others to reach around 467,000 people in Mozambique with immediate and critical aid like food, water, medicine, and sanitation. Families whose farms were destroyed are being equipped with livestock and the training needed to make new livelihoods. World Vision’s Channels of Hope and Celebrating Families programs are teaching child rights advocacy to local leaders and healthy parenting skills to caregivers. Parents, teachers, and faith leaders are gaining the tools to protect children from abuse and exploitation.

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.

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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.

  • More children live in communities that protect their rights. After community leaders learned about the harmful effects of child marriage, more girls are able to continue their education and delay marriage.
  • After receiving their birth certificates, more than 3,000 children now have access to key government services, including being able to enroll in school.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Mothers and caregivers learned about better nutrition, including how to prepare healthy meals, and how to help protect their children from diseases. Children also received deworming treatment to help improve their health.
  • Mothers in Mozambique are receiving better prenatal and postpartum care from healthcare professionals, helping to give babies a good start to life. Mothers are also learning about children's nutrition, how to help prevent diseases, and how to help keep their babies healthy.

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.

  • Reading clubs and literacy camps have helped children learn to read and write. Their parents and teachers also learned how to better support their kids' literacy at home and at school.

Prayer Requests from Mozambique

World Vision's staff in Mozambique are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For communities in Mozambique to continue their recovery from the cyclones.


  • For the reconstruction of schools.


  • For communities in the Gaza province, where malnourishment is most prevalent.


News from Mozambique

From the Field

2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.