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.