Located on the west coast of Africa, Namibia is bordered by Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. A large and sparsely populated country, covered by the Kalahari desert, Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world.
Namibia has enjoyed more than a decade of stability and the country is seeing a growth in its economy and a continually expanding tourism industry. However, like its neighbours, Namibia's wellbeing is being threatened by the HIV/Aids epidemic, which is estimated to affect 25% of Namibians.
Mothers’ Union was started in Namibia in the early 1960s and since then has grown and grown, with over 2500 members across the country now. Mothers' Union in Namibia is a vibrant organisation carrying out a wide range of activities to support family life and meet the needs within their community. These include:
Soup kitchens/feeding programmes
Sewing and handcraft projects for women
Orphan care programmes
Confirmation classes and Sunday School
Campaigning against gender-based violence, human trafficking and baby-dumping
The programme is one of the most cost-effective literacy programmes in the world. We train community volunteers as literacy facilitators, who are then equipped to run literacy circles in their own community