Mozambique is a country rich in mineral and natural resources. It has over 2,500 km of coastline and access to one of Africa’s largest freshwater lakes and vast areas of fertile farmland. It has a democratically elected government and it borders the largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, the country continues to wallow at the bottom of UN’s Human Development Index (178th out of 187 countries worldwide).
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
While April 2021 has seen a continuing downward trend in infections, the African Development Bank estimates that the negative impact from the pandemic has resulted in another 850,000 people dropping below the poverty line in Mozambique. This drop means that almost 64% of the population now struggle for survival while living in poverty. he situation is even worse for the population in the Northern part of Mozambique being terrorized by Jihadists.
Religious services are now open to 30% of maximum capacity. As COVID-19 restrictions continue to loosen, World Renew is committed to continue our work and contribute to the return of accelerated economic growth in the country over the next two years by ramping up our support to indigenous Christian organizations and transforming lives through biblical teaching and programs in savings, improved health and agriculture.
While Mozambique continues to move forward from the pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 endures and violence in the country is still pronounced. Some estimates say humanitarian progress has been set back 25 years by this pandemic. Your gifts to Mozambique go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming in response. We can’t meet these needs without you.