Niassa province is the biggest of all the provinces in Mozambique.. There is vast land, much forest, and people live sparsely. Communities which are very difficult to reach have not developed. Medication is scarce and education is difficult. There are few schools, most of them have no teaching materials. There are many orphans as a result of AIDS. There is also the issue of language. There is a dominance of Portuguese in most areas but some communities have their own language. Some people don’t even understand that AIDS exists. The group came up with some proposals for improvement which we have written in a constitution. There is a lot of work to be done especially regarding health. The floods have been a threat. Political instability is not helping. Communities are cut off. The road between them is not tarred, the railway line stopped many years ago. The boat on Lake Malawi is the only mean of transport. The CC comes to invite the communities that have been torn by religious diversity and challenges that they combine their efforts to improve their current situation, feeding the hungry; nurturing the needy; addressing drug and alcohol addiction, providing sexual and health education and giving assistance to marginalized sectors of the community like orphans and aged. Adult literacy and children education are also development priorities.
Q16 Casa No 180
Lichinga, Niassa Province
January 13, 2017 4:13 PM
Read a travel report from Shadreck Kwagwanji about Michael Crosbie (Australia MIMAMO Project)'s and Karen Barensche (URI Southern Africa)'s trip to provide community and environmental assistance to Mbetazigone Village.Read more...
June 15, 2016 7:02 PM
The MIMAMO team visited Mbetazigone village to check in with the women's group's cultural kitchen.Read more...
June 2, 2016 8:57 PM
May 28, 2016 4:05 AM
For many, peacebuilding and interfaith work takes on very practical forms: food, water, health. One of the newest CCs to the URI community shares their experience as they get started.Read more...
May 24, 2016 6:37 PM
A newer CC navigates the challenges, both interfaith and logistical, of getting a sustainable development program started in rural Mozambique.Read more...
May 23, 2016 9:36 PM
May 12, 2016 2:49 PM
Our visit to the site for the construction of Academy of Light in Mbetazigone was very successful.Read more...
February 22, 2016 2:52 PM
13th January 2016 marked the approval of MIMAMO CC into the United Religions Initiative family. This was soon followed by a period of the memorable event of the family’s World Interfaith Harmony Week.Read more...