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Community Development

We're living in a time that compels each of us to act. It's the Mozambicans themselves that remind us of that. We have so much to learn. This is Muassite. She works in the community development department of the Nampula diocese and has many years...

Who would have predicted that a month later another cyclone could hit northern Mozambique & cause similar levels of vast devastation that  Cyclone Idai has.  Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest storm to ever to hit northern Mozambique, has caused extensive damage, wiping out entire communities. 700,000 people in Pemba & around are at risk. Today the rains are continuing and floods are everywhere. There is still no news from...

It is hard to comprehend the enormity of the destruction caused in Mozambique by Cyclone Idai and the flooding after. Now, we know that the scale of the impact is not the end of the story. 128,000 people were displaced, lost their homes & livelihoods and sheltered in 143 collective sites across Sofala, Manica, Zambezia & Tete. Entire villages have been...

The Community Development Department of the Diocese of Lebombo (ASA) have been very busy over these past few months. Below you can see photos of some of their activities. Their aim is to train and envision local churches, communities and villages in community development. This...

At the beginning of February, the northern part of Niassa province, Mozambique experienced bad flooding severely affecting 2,089 families with loss of homes & farms. On 19th February after heavy rains, there was a landslide at the rubbish dump in Hulene, Maputo, killing 17 people...

This article was written by Rebecca Vander Meulen in June 2016 for the Anglican Communion website and the International Anglican Family Network Magazine. You can find it's original by clicking here.  Thanks to them and Rebecca for allowing us to reproduce it below. Care and Dedication: ‘Life...

Dr Peg Cumberland's pioneering work in Niassa with Epilepsy patients continues at a pace. Her work this year has focussed on supporting the government mental health programme for Niassa province mainly through the training and support of the district mental health clinical officer. She travelled thousands of...

The world has committed to the  17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Goal no. 2 focusses on ending hunger, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. In 2016, the Diocese of Niassa significantly expanded its mission work in two main areas: nutrition education, focusing on a child’s...