Community Development

Community development is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. So we also want to invest in health projects, sanitation and hygiene work, nutrition, clinics, microcredit projects and so much more that the churches are running.

 

It’s all about focussing on the people on the ground and building up the local capacity so life can be lived to the full.

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......

The majority of Angolans face a daily battle with poverty and women especially lack access to education, jobs & healthcare.  Last year a group of women in an Anglican parish in Luanda were identified as those who would benefit from receiving a loan of a......

Manu lives in Benfica, Angola and is involved in mission & evangelism in various parts of Angola. Like other Angolans, he is in lockdown so not able to travel across Angola and so has been spending time in his local community. He has seen immense......

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 &......

The Anglican Diocese of Nampula has a strong Anglican church and community in the rural Chiure district, south of Pemba in Cabo Delgado. Last April the Primary school that was established by the Anglican church was destroyed by Cyclone Kenneth. Since the cyclone, the community......

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...

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......

‘#WorldMentalHealthDay’ means something so different in Mozambique. There is virtually non-existent diagnosis, treatment & care and very little understanding. This photo above is the reality of having a mental condition in many developing countries across the world. This is a patient with psychosis without a......

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......

It is inspiring and humbling to hear of the amazing work that the Mother’s Union has been doing in the Diocese of Angola. This work initially begun in 2009 as an extension of the NetsforLife programme and its aim was to reduce child mortality in Angola which......

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