Angola is one of Africa’s main oil producers, but very little of the country’s oil income reaches the general population. A significant proportion of the population lives in poverty and many people have limited access to education, sustainable forms of income, or enough nutritious food.
A civil war that lasted more than a quarter of a century has hindered Angola’s development efforts. Post-war reconstruction efforts have focused on physical infrastructure and security, but there has been much less investment in health and education. The church is a largely untapped resource that has the potential to lead change in the nation.