Country infoMozambique

Population: 28,8 million (2016 Word Bank)
Per Capita Income: USD 480/year (2016 World Bank)
Poverty rate*: 46% (2014 World Bank)
Literacy rate: 59% (2016 Human Development Report)
Human Development Index: 181st out of 188 countries (2016)


Mozambique’s economic activity has been adversely affected by the fall in commodity prices, poor weather conditions and the continued after-effects of the 2016 hidden debt crisis. Despite rapid growth and poverty reduction immediately after the civil war, the pace of poverty reduction has significantly slowed since 2003. Poverty is concentrated in rural areas and among illiterate female-headed households. There are significant challenges to food and nutrition security, with 80% of the population unable to afford the minimum cost of an adequate diet and 42% of children under five suffering from stunting, particularly in rural areas. Malaria remains the most common cause of death in the country, responsible for 35% of child mortality and 29% of the general population. HIV prevalence has followed a downward trend stabilizing at 11.5% among adults. Mozambique has one of the lowest levels of water consumption in the world, despite having a variety of water sources.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Improved livelihoods and nutrition
Water Underground


The three-year project aims to sustainably improve the health and livelihoods of four underprivileged communities, in the rural Massinga District, thanks to access to clean drinking water, improved nutrition and sanitation facilities.

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