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

21.5 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation in Mozambique.

Over 2,500 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases 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 clean, safe water but just £200 could pay for a locally built rope pump.

Just 21% of the population has access to adequate sanitation and over 2,500 children under five die every year because of preventable diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

Poor access to water and sanitation has an impact on education and livelihoods contributing to a 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.

Our impact

In Mozambique last year we reached:

  • 61,000 people with safe water
  • 38,000 people with improved sanitation