The Dombe community is located in rural Sussundenga district in the central region of Mozambique, 145 km from the capital city of Chimoio, Manica province. According to the latest information, the district has 87.9 thousand inhabitants, mostly speaks local language, the Ndau.
Pastoralism and family farming are the main sources of income for the population of Sussundenga district. In the first quarter of the year Dombe’s administrative post was heavily devastated by the Cyclone Idai, which made victims in almost every religion center of the country. Dombe is plunged into a more difficult situation than it was before due to natural disasters, many families were evicted and official figures confirm more than 450 dead, thousands injured and missing, as well as irreparable damage to structures in the region.
Many villages in the community, in addition to losing farming and livestock, which were the main source of income for the community, travel long distances, because everything became distant due to the impassability of some roads. In Dombe there are two secondary schools, one belonging to the State (Dombe Secondary School), which teaches from the 8th to the 10th class. And the other is Dombe Divine Providence Community Secondary School belonging to the Dombe Mission which teaches grades 8-12 with 647 students. Despite the existence of boarding schools in the community secondary school, 45% of the students walk about 13 km round trip to fulfill the school attendance.
This situation is similar also for health workers, multipurpose agents and community activists who, to provide health care through the mobile campaign to combat malaria and other diarrheal diseases, face distances of 24 km. Helpo, in partnership with the Dombe Mission, Health Center of the administrative post and the provincial government is directly on the ground to provide support to respond to the emergency situation, the campaign aims to support the populations most affected by a means of transport, the bicycle and thus facilitate their access to schools, clinics, farmings or even in the search of water and firewood for their families, trying to make their day-to-day life less difficult.
This campaign will offer:
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