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My name is Hermenegildo Jossefa Sitói, I am 24 years old, I live in the city of Maputo in Polana Caniço B. neighborhood. I am from the province of Gaza, Massangena district, I came to Maputo 2 years ago chasing a better life for me and my family, it wasn´t easy, but fortunately I got a break, I am a car washer in one of the avenues of Maputo city, Mao Tse-tung Avenue.
The administrative post of Anchilo is located in the district of Nampula City, about 15 kilometers from the city of Nampula. Although it is located along the EN1 national road leading to the Northern Development Corridor, this is a markedly rural area and most people live on what the land produces, growing their fields (type of garden), as in overwhelming majority of rural communities in northern Mozambique.
The Salaué Primary School is located in the rural community of Silva Macua, in the District of Ancuabe, Province of Cabo Delgado, about 85km from the capital city of Pemba. Silva Macua is a crossroad for the various regions North, Center and South of the province.
The Sacatucua Association, based in Caia district was founded in 2003 and develops activities such as community awareness in the area of HIV and associated pathologies, counseling couples, youth and adolescents to ATS (Counseling and Testing in Health), family planning, male circumcision and support to vulnerable groups like orphans and children, adolescents and widows.
The village of Michangulene is located in the administrative post of Changalene, in Maputo Province. It has more than two thousand inhabitants divided into two districts, Michangulene Sede and Mafavuca and in these neighborhoods there is no electric power since the house are far from the road where electric power boxes that distribute the power are located.
Daniel Adriano Sualehe is a 16-year-old boy who lives in the village of Mualamakoji, district of Eráti, Province of Nampula. The parents are peasants, but currently he lives with their older sister Celestina who is a peasant, divorced and mother of six children.
Created in 2005, AIDGLOBAL – Action and Integration for the Global Development is a non-governmental and a non-profit organization. In Mozambique, this organization is dedicated to the promotion of the access to books and the fight against illiteracy scope, mainly in the District of Chibuto.
Since 2017, CAM has been working to adopt a gender approach in all its areas of intervention. In 2018 began a continuous training program involving 11 leading women in the communities of the CAIA district, thanks to the support of the group of women of ideas sharing of Sofala-GMPIS.
Quelimane, also known as the city of bikes in Mozambique, is the capital of the province of Zambézia, in the center of Mozambique.
Illiteracy, unemployment and crime are some of the major problems affecting young people.
The Provincial Directorate for Agriculture and Food Safety-DPASA is the organ that ensures the implementation of agrarian activity in the province of Sofala, to whom they provide technical assistance. There is a network of 900 peasants of which 275 simultaneously play the role promoters (they ensure animal vaccinations in the communities).
The community of Mudada is composed of several women’s who worked daily with livestock, agriculture, poultry production, craftwork and run a small school where they prepare the little ones for primary school.
Most of them live in houses with no energy or water and they travel long distances to collect water that are used for food and hygiene.
The Associação Juvenil para o Desenvolvimento Comunitário, in the city of Beira located in the Sofala Province and aims to help the surrounding communities supporting Mozambican children increasing the level of knowledge, in the areas of preschool education, sexual and reproductive health and sanitation.
The Community Association for the Development of the Woman of Tsalala (AMTSALA) is located in the Matola district, in the administrative post of the city, in the neighborhood Tsalala. It was established in 2003 and legalized in February 2006 and is a Non Profit organization. The mission of the association is to help orphans (children), widows and single women living in extreme difficult situations.
Vumbuluka is a community association created in 2004 in Maputo. The group currently has a universe of 37 young people trained in different areas such as: theater, singing, dancing, painting, Sewing, Electricity.
Young people play the most varied roles, monitors, trainers and activists of the group who struggle to instill the values of the association in about 250 young people and children, orphans and homeless, mostly female.
South of Maputo in the community of Mudada, district of Matutuine, Men and Women work daily with cattle, agricultural production, poultry, handicrafts and at the small school where they prepare the little ones for primary education.
Mozarte (Youth Craft Center) is a space for all people deprived of a job opportunity to have access to free training so they can learn technical and professional skills of all types of Handicraft. The Institution aims give tools to the youngsters so they can, by themselves, fight poverty and have a better life.
Mbaticoyane is a non-profit social charity association located in the village of Caia in the north of Sofala province, headquartered in Casa de Saúde. Founded in 2009, it has 43 members, 22 of which are Integrated Domiciliary Care (IDC) activists.
In Matutuine district, in a place called Mudada, 16 women, between the ages of 23 and 39, work daily in the production of handicrafts, making real "works of art" from seeds that they collect on the banks of the Maputo River.
This great initiative known as Casa do Gaiato, was founded by Padre Américo (Américo Monteiro de Aguiar) in 1940 and aims to welcome, educate and integrate into society, children and young people who, for whatever reason, have no family or don´t have anyone that takes care of them.
Fundação Encontro is a Mozambican non-profit organization of public interest, that works with the Communities of the Districts of Boane (Massaca and Mahanhane) and Namaacha (Mahelane, Changalane, Ndividuane), in the South of Mozambique.
Matibane is a community in the Administrative Post of Anchilo in the Northern Province of Namaacha. Matibane is located 40km from Nampula City, but is largely rural with the majority of the population living in a situation of extreme poverty, surviving on family subsistence farming activities.
The community of Makassa is located in the Rapale District of Northern Mozambique, nearly 13km from the city of Nampula. To arrive at the village, you must walk 7km from the main road along a dirt path.
Natoa is a small village along the national road that connects the North and South of Mozambique. Located in the District of Rapale, the village is approximately 16km from the city of Nampula. Despite being relatively close to the city, the village is extremely rural, without access to running water or electricity.
The School of Santa Luísa de Marillac (SLM) is located in the Gaza Province of Mozambique and provides education to over 800 students. In addition to education, it seeks to provide care for HIV-born children, teach key vocational skills in technical courses and rebuild some of the houses of its families.
Namaacha is a small village in Southern Mozambique, 80km outside the capital city. This village is characterized by its humble people, the beautiful mountainside landscapes and for being one of Mozambique’s main sources of bottled water. Unfortunately this village is remote, and so the people who live here are poor with very little means of transportation.