Mozambique is a country twice the size of California located on the south-east coast of Africa with a population of 18 million. A 20 year civil war ravaged the country. Shortly after the war ended in 1996, floods in 1998 reaped more damage on Mozambique. Now, AIDS is devastating the country with a prevalence is as high as 23% in some regions and leaving thousands of children orphaned. In addition to AIDS, malaria, cholera, limited access to fresh water, and other health problems are prevalent throughout the country.
Amazon-Africa Aid and the Fundação Esperança have partnered with the Mozambique NGO Reencontro to help improve the lives of over 4,000 children orphaned by AIDS. Roughly translated, “Reencontro” means to “Reunite.” Reencontro works to do just that… reunite children with their community.
Reencontro trains community activists and leaders to help provide food, educational materials, and counseling to the orphans. Each child has two activists who work with him/her to ensure that they eat properly, attend school, and stay healthy.
Additionally, Reencontro work with other organizations to ensure the care of people infected with AIDS and work to prevent the spread of the disease.
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