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Located in Southern Africa, Mozambique borders six countries: Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Mozambique is a poor, sparsely populated country, ranked 181 out of 188 countries in the Human Development Index. 

Despite having a small population of only 26 million in total, at 1.8 million Mozambique has the fourth highest number of people living with HIV/AIDs in the world. The population is growing though, principally due to a high birth rate with 45% of the population being younger than 15.

The population is predominantly Christian with the majority being from the Roman Catholic, Zionist or Pentecostal Church, with only a small Anglican presence (just over 1% of the population). 

Despite this Mothers’ Union is a strong agent of change - having a far bigger impact within communities than their numbers may at first suggest. Mothers’ Union has a rapidly growing membership in Mozambique, with 4,120 members each making a difference in their local area.

Mothers’ Union activities and projects include:

  • HIV/AIDS health education and care
  • Nursery schools
  • Campaigning against child marriage
  • Health and sanitation
  • Prison ministry
  • Savings and credit groups
  • Orphan care