Located in Southern Africa, Mozambique is a country with a population of 23 million. With an illiteracy rate of 56% 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.
On October 26, 2012, THP-Mozambique celebrated the inauguration of the Chokwe Epicenter Health Center in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. And just in time -- the very evening of the inauguration, Ignésia Gonçalves Ngovene arrived on foot from a nearby village to deliver a health baby boy.
A partnership between THP-Mozambique and local government brought a team of medical staff to carry out a variety of activities that served both to elevate the level of care available and to mobilize the entire community at Chokwe Epicenter. THP-Mozambique has also been making advocacy inroads with local and international NGOs operating in the area, both initiating seminars and attending conferences.