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In the Gurué district, Zambezia Province, central Mozambique, an initiative has been completed that guarantees sustainable nutrition for a community of 400 families. Launched in 2023 by the local ACEAG Association, with support from Harambee, the intervention focused on improving the agricultural techniques of 150 women who will then become “agents of change” for the families in the area involved.

Seeing these women take control of their future has been an inspiration to all of us,” says an ACEAG official. “Every plant grown, every product sold is a small, great step towards autonomy and security.” The existing challenges have not diminished the resilient spirit of the women, who have shown extraordinary strength. In this area, families face daily formidable challenges in their fight for subsistence.

The rural area is characterized by a severe lack of essential infrastructure: water and electricity are scarcely available, making daily life extremely difficult. These shortages not only complicate basic agricultural activities but also threaten the food security of the community. Field irrigation is often a daunting task, and the absence of electricity limits the possibilities for food preservation and other fundamental processes for maintaining economic and social life. In this context, every small success in our empowerment project becomes a symbol of resilience and hope for the families of Gurué.

Every morning, when the women go to the local market, they bring not only their eggs but also their pride and independence,” adds the official.

The collaboration with the families was not limited to the transfer of resources and techniques. The 744 home visits made have created deep bonds, offering support and valuable advice that have made it possible to continually improve farming and livestock practices.

Moreover, by revitalizing the local economy as protagonists, the women have also strengthened their role within the community, actively promoting gender equality. The initiative thus perfectly aligns with the United Nations 2030 Agenda, aiming to turn structural challenges into opportunities for growth and development.

Targeted interventions, even with limited economic investments, are capable of elevating the quality of life, while ensuring that women take a central role in the socio-economic fabric of the communities to which they belong. Thank you sincerely to those who have supported us in this project!

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