January 2023 – December 2024
Beira and Dondo District, Province of Sofala, Mozambique
Area of intervention:
Ability in the infrastructure
Mozambique is a country in south-eastern Africa which borders to the north with Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, to the east with the Mozambique Channel, to the south with South Africa and to the west with Zimbabwe and eSwatini.
The country has 32,163,045 inhabitants: of these, 64.6% live with less than $ 2.15 a day. According to data from the World Bank, the annual per capita GDP is $ 500. Mozambique ranks 185 out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index . 44% of the population is under the age of 14, while life expectancy is 58 for men and 64 for women .
For the past several years, central Mozambique was effected by severe flooding and devastating cyclones. These natural disasters damage the homes of millions of people, as well aspublic infrastructure, such as bridges, power lines, schools, water systems and healthcare facilities.
This year, SwissABILITY and its partner OLAPA are building homes for 20 families affected by the most recent cyclones.
The new homes consist of a hall, two rooms, a veranda, an external kitchen and a separate external block for the bathroom. This type of building is particularly functional because it provides a basic structure that the family can enlarge at a later time. The houses are equipped with solar panels that can guarantee an ecological and green energy supply for each home.