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Just under half of the people in Mozambique don't have access to safe, clean water.
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21.5 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation in Mozambique.


people in Mozambique don't have access to safe water.


4,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Mozambique.

Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony in East Africa, home to over 27 million people. War, floods, droughts and earthquakes have all challenged development here.

The crisis

Just under half of the population lives without access to safe water but just £200 could pay for a locally-built rope pump.

Just over 80% of people don’t have adequate sanitation, causing diseases that kill 7,000 children every year.

This situation has a big impact on health, education and livelihoods, contributing to an average life expectancy of just 49 years.

Our approach

We have been working in Mozambique since 1995, concentrating our efforts on working with the Government to form a national water policy which will reach even the poorest people.

We always use cost-effective, sustainable technology, such as rope pumps and composting latrines, which empower people to manage projects locally.

Our impact

In Mozambique last year we reached:

  • 53,000 people with safe water
  • 50,000 people with improved sanitation
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