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Faces of Mozambique

Mother & Son – Learning Together

Maciene, Mozambique is largely run by women. An area scarce in economic resources, men often leave their families to find work in South Africa.  Ten hours to the west of Maciene, the men will send monthly remittances home to support their families. They visit twice per year, on Easter and […]

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World AIDS Day – Esperança’s Support in Mozambique

World AIDS Day
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, approximately 36.9 million people worldwide were living with HIV – nearly 70% of them in Africa.  In addition, an estimated 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses and about 1.8 million people were newly infected with

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Learning from Example

The people of Maciene were quite curious about the unusual running around by their communal farming area. At the plot belonging to the Mabumo family, there were three men constantly busy with pipes, wrenches, screwdrivers, and the like. Vovó Celestina, whose plot is right next to the thick of the

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To our Friends in Mozambique…Life Beyond HIV is Possible

It might seem like a death sentence — being diagnosed with HIV.
In Mozambique, 1 in 10 individuals are HIV-positive — but many hide it. Many cannot afford
treatment, and others refuse it because they’re afraid of being stigmatized.
But now, we have a way to embrace them … heal

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Bringing Hope to Children and Families in Mozambique

How much is a life worth? I would say, at least $25.

Imagine someone doomed to die – but brought back to life, restored to health, for just $25.
Today, You and I have an opportunity to give them a proper diagnosis, initial treatment, and ongoing care. Every $25

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Finding Folate

It is easy to imagine a mother doing anything she could: traveling any distance, facing any threat and paying any price, in order to keep her children safe. What is hard to imagine is a mother working tirelessly only to find that she and her children are still not receiving

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Sowing Seeds of Hope

Imagine you are 56 years old and need to care for fifteen grandchildren. You have fifteen lives that are depending on you to have their best interest at heart and have the ability to provide for them. For anyone this would be a monumental task let alone for someone in

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Teach a Man to Store a Fish?

When you think of the old saying, “Rather than give a man a fish you should teach him to fish”, do you ever think of where to store the fish? Food storage is something that most of us do not think twice about. However, most Mozambicans living in rural communities

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Juliet and Her Journey

It’s called a “faucet.” It brings you water, fresh, clean, safe water.
Imagine taking all your faucets away. No more water. When you want water — and you will certainly want water, probably very soon — you have to go find it. Wherever it is.
This was Juliet’s life. She

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