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A vast country in Southern Africa, neighbouring the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Namibia with a South Atlantic coastline, Angola has had a turbulent history. A peace agreement signed in 2002 marked the end of a 27-year conflict, and today the country is still recovering from the impact of this. 

Against this backdrop, approximately 3,500 Mothers’ Union members across the country are committed to supporting stable family life and are actively engaged in their communities. They work to rebuild education infrastructures and reduce illiteracy rates through running literacy groups in the community, as well as running seminars to raise awareness on issues such as gender based violence, and health issues affecting the community, in the hope that raised awareness and information sharing will help the community tackle these issues together

Projects include:

  • Sewing projects
  • Literacy
  • Savings and Credit
  • Advocacy against gender-based violence
  • Visiting the sick and elderly
  • Prison ministry
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Malaria prevention
  • Raising awareness of HIV/AIDs

In the next year Mothers’ Union in Angola are hoping to reach out to more families through their existing projects, as well as initiating the Church and Community Mobilisation process.