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.
Vicente Paulo Cossa is a member of the epicenter committee in charge of food security. Through the trainings held by The Hunger Project, he has learned a great deal about farming and used this knowledge in his own garden to increase his income.
Increased alignment of environment programs with income-generating activities by THP-Mozambique, such as food processing activities that led to jam being canned and sold, will ensure that all aspects of the epicenter continue to reinforce the importance of sustainable food availability in 2012.