Mozambique

Map of Mozambique

Population: 22.894m
Life expectancy men: 48.8 years
Life expectancy women: 49.4 years
Infant mortality rate: 7.69%
GNI per capita: 381.8 US$
HDI ranking: 184/187 Low
What are these?

Tearfund began working in Mozambique in 1987, before the 16-year civil war ended in 1992. Today we work with eight partners, including groups of churches, students and Christian networks. 

As part of Tearfund’s ten-year vision, we aim to unlock the potential of 1,760 churches in Mozambique, which we hope will result in the transformation of the lives of some 84,000 people. Our partner, Rede Crista, is running a chicken-rearing project as an inspiring model for churches to show how they can transform their communities.

Preventing the spread of HIV is critical in Mozambique. Aims of our partners’ work include breaking down the stigma surrounding HIV, especially among church leaders who are living with the virus, and preventing the spread of HIV among young people. Tearfund is motivating churches in Mozambique to welcome people living with 
HIV and to reach out to their communities. One partner, Shingirirai, trains activists in a provincial prison and has provided access to anti-retroviral drugs for more than 100 inmates.

Other areas of Tearfund’s work in Mozambique include providing clean water and sanitation and helping churches and communities to prepare for natural disasters such as droughts and floods. During the drought of 2008, partner CEDES provided clean water to more than 500 households. 

Please pray:

  • for people living in poverty in Mozambique.
  • for our partners as they seek to help others.
  • for the country of Mozambique, for justice, peace, good health and hope for everyone.

Latest on Mozambique

Latest on our website about Mozambique.

  • Tearfund Mozambique currently supports long-term development work through five local partners in Mozambique. We have so far given grants to three of these, to help them carry out emergency response work in three districts.

    They have already completed one round of food distribution for these areas, but the future of these communities remains bleak once the food rations are finished.

    Tearfund is currently considering ways it can provide further support in the current challenging situation.

  • A massive 900,000 people are now affected by flooding in Malawi and Mozambique. Pray for Tearfund partners responding to the needs of those affected. Pray for safety, and for access to hard to reach communities.

  • Heavy rain has resulted in flooding in Malawi and Mozambique with around 775,000 people affected so far. Pray for an end to the rain and lift up Tearfund’s partners as they help those worst affected.

  • Getting to work for poor farmers in the Inhassoro district of Mozambique is no picnic. Some of them walk seven miles so they can cut down trees for firewood and to produce charcoal – bad for the environment but often the only choice...