14.8 million people in Mozambique do not have clean water.

21.4 million people in Mozambique do not have a decent toilet.

Over 2,500 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and 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 over half the population lives without access to clean, clean water but just $330 could pay for a locally built rope pump.

Over 75% of people don’t have decent toilets, causing preventable diarrhoeal diseases that kill over 2,500 children under five every year.

This situation has a big impact on health, education and livelihoods, contributing to an average life expectancy of just 50 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.

In Mozambique last year we reached:

  • 61,000 people with clean water
  • 38,000 people with improved sanitation.

Watch this short film to find out more:

A child playing in water.