Comunidade Mocambicana de Ajuda

  • MPM

About Us

Comunidade Mocambicana de Ajuda (CMA) which literally means Mozambican Community for Help is a non-profit, non-governmental organization active since 1997.

We place special focus on working alongside most vulnerable people through community based initiatives, improve income, advocate for rights, protect natural resources, promote sustainable agriculture, empower women and help people rebuild their lives.

Mission:

Our mission is to build capacities of the vulnerable population promoting social economic development to uplift their lives.

Partners and Networks:

  • JOINT (Civil Society Organizations Forum)
  • Monaso (Network of organizations active in HIV AIDS area)
  • Children network
  • ROSA (Network of organizations working in food security field)
  • Union of Farmers Associations in Boane district
  • UNAC – National Union of farmers from Manhica and Marracuene districts
  • District governments
  • Local associations

Donors:

Embassies of USA, Irland, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, French, CIDA Canada, Trocaire, VSO – RAISA, Misereor Germany, Terres de Hommes, MONASO.

Beneficiaries :

Vulnerable population: single mother and widows, orphans and vulnerable children, youth out of school, people living with HIV AIDS

Location:

Rural communities in the districts of Namaacha, Boane e Manhica, Maputo Province

PROGRAMS:

Sustainable agriculture and environment

  • Capacity building for farmers and farmers associations
  • Promoting improved techniques for sustainable agriculture practices
  • Creation of small livestock
  • Promotion of conservation agriculture
  • Reforestation and planting fruit trees
  • Advocacy and dissemination of Land Use Policies

Education and Vocational Training

  • Vocation training courses in: auto mechanics, electricity, refrigeration, air conditioning, human resource management, and sewing
  • Building primary schools

Health: HIV AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis

  • HIV awareness and prevention campaigns
  • Awareness home visits and home based care to support PLHIV and OVC
  • Support for orphans and vulnerable children and capacity building for the families carers to ensure psychosocial support for OVC they are taken care of
  • Facilitating income generating activities for families cares of OVC
  • Capacity building of community leaders for improving the health local services
  • Health fair for HIV prevention and voluntary testing

Gender

  • Advocacy to eliminate domestic violence against women and girls
  • Women empowerment in rural communities
  • Promoting Children Rights

Economic development

  • Capacity building of vulnerable people and families in small business creation and income generating activities
  • Training for vulnerable families in small business management and marketing techniques

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