Mozambique, located on the south east coast of Africa, has suffered from political unrest and natural disasters, such as the widely publicised floods of 2000. In 1975 the country gained independence after almost five centuries as a Portuguese colony. Since the end of the 16 year civil war in 1992, Mozambique has been steadily rebuilding its economy and civil infrastructures.
In recent years Mozambique has seen high economic growth rates, however it is still amongst the poorest countres in the world. The spread of AIDS and malaria are responsible for Mozambique having life expectancy and infant mortality rates that are both among the worst ranked in the world.
Stated in a United Nations report, "Mozambique can rightly be proud of its accomplishments. However, determined efforts by the government and all segments of society are still required to accelerate and sustain the good start that has been made in promoting democratization, civil liberties, socio-economic transformation and reducing poverty" (United Nations Development Programme, 2009).
The challenges still lying ahead of this country are enormous and hugely daunting. But by focusing on the people rather than the statistics, Project Moz aims to help cultivate and grow projects in Mozambique that can offer people food, jobs, improved health and a home, which in turn can provide them with security, dignity and vitally, hope. If you would like to join us in helping to make a difference to the lives of the people of Mozambique, please get in touch.