Community Development

Covid-19 Campaign Update Whilst in Europe Coronavirus and the chaos it has caused is largely on the retreat, across Africa sadly the virus shows no sign of abating. According to the latest update by the UN health agency, 201,157 people have tested positive for the virus...

In two vast countries where poverty is rife and there is widespread lack of access to clean water and medical facilities, the threat of COVID-19 is very real. How do we help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our partner diocese in Mozambique &...

It was inspiring to watch the churches in Mozambique swoop in to action post Cyclones Idai & Kenneth earlier this year. Some dioceses already had community development teams 'Equipas de Vida' in place but all planned a relief and rebuild strategy that MANNA has supported...

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...