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Promoter: ASA – Acção Social Arcidiocesana
Duration: 1 year
Cost: € 17,000

This project concerns the Marrere area in the North where the majority of the population lives off subsistence farming and is unable to ensure adequate nutritional levels among the population, resulting in serious health problems. The area lacks drinking water and stable electricity and medical facilities are scarce. Access to health care is impaired due to the great distances between one medical center and another- at least 20km on foot. This initiative is specifically targeted at mothers and children, the most vulnerable groups of the population.

This project aims at improving the health and nutritional levels of children in the area of Marrere, Nampula, Mozambico, through health, hygiene and nutritional programs for mothers that have become marginalized. The objective is to increase nutritional levels and reduce the spread of disease through the teaching of correct hygiene and to enhance women’s pediatric skills.

– 250 women ages 14-40;
– 260 children ages 0-18 months.