In 1986, SOS Children's Villages started its work in Mozambique, at a time when the country was deeply immersed in civil war. Apart from providing family-based care, the organisation's main aim has been to strengthen family ties. Numerous SOS Emergency Relief Programmes have been organised since the organisation became active in Mozambique.
Mozambique’s great potential for growth has yet to be fulfilled
In 1990, a new constitution was introduced, laying the path for free multiparty elections and a market-driven economy.
Millions of children have lost parental care
SOS Children's Villages in MozambiqueSOS Children's Villages became active in Mozambique in the year 1986. Tete was chosen as the location for the first SOS Children's village. At present, our organisation is supporting Mozambican young people and children by providing day care, education, medical services and vocational training. Children whose parents cannot take care of them will find a loving home in one of the SOS families.
SOS Children’s Villages has also responded to the natural disasters – storms, floods and droughts - that often affect the country. We have supported vulnerable women, families and children with food, shelter and basic medical care. In the aftermath of floods, we have also ensured a supply of safe drinking water and introduced measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Most recently, in February 2017, cyclone Dineo caused extensive damage in some areas of the country. Over 100,000 homes were totally or partially destroyed and over 551,000 people were in urgent need of assistance. Health care centres and schools were damaged. As well as providing immediate support, shelter and sanitation facilities, SOS Children’s Villages also planned to rebuild schools and care for children who had lost parental care.