A 'tippy tap' outside the family toilet is dramatically reducing the incidence of diarrhoea in areas where clean water is scarce. This simple set-up enables families to wash their hands - an effective way of decreasing the spread of disease.
TEAR's Christian partner Oasis Mozambique has been teaching women involved in their Self-Help Groups how to make their own 'tippy taps' from cut-down jerry cans. They have also been sharing important hygiene messages which the women can pass on to their own communities and keep themselves and their children in good health.
TEAR’s partner World Relief Mozambique facilitates a farmers’ association that encourages people to grow and sell good food, like these delicious tomatoes (pictured).
Most of the association’s members are women from vulnerable or low-income backgrounds. They receive training to farm their own plot of land, and are supported with loans for seeds, irrigation and access to transport. They can make a living from their crop, and their family also gets to put healthy fresh food on the table.
TEAR’s partner Oasis in Mozambique is working alongside the local church to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the Manga Loforte area of the port city Beira.
“Care groups” of local women are learning about important health and hygiene messages. They’re becoming health activists in their communities, sharing what they’ve learnt with others and sparking change.
Marquina Rondao (not pictured), a mother of six children, is one of these women. Before she joined the care group, she had many health problems and so did others in the community. Marquina says: “I joined Oasis to create…
Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest countries. 44% of children under the age of five are malnourished and there are high levels of maternal and child mortality. Only 43% of the population have access to safe water and just over 11% of the adult population is HIV positive. And yet despite these statistics, people have hope. Hope for their children, hope for their families, hope for a day when things will be different. TEAR partners with Oasis and World Relief in Mozambique. Watch this video, hear their “Hopes for Tomorrow”, and stand with them in prayer and solidarity today.
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