Located in Southern Africa, Mozambique is a country with a population of 23.5 million. After five centuries of Portuguese colonization, Mozambique gained its independence in 1975. However, it was not until 1992 that the country experienced political stability. Between 1977 - 1992, civil unrest exacerbated the country social and economic stability. With an illiteracy rate of 56.1% and 82% of the population living under USD $2 a day poverty remains widespread in the country.
The Hunger Project has been working in Mozambique since 2006 and is empowering partners in three epicenter communities. Through its integrated approach to rural development, the Epicenter Strategy, The Hunger Project is working with partners to successfully access the basic services needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and lead lives of self-reliance.