The district of Machanga, Sofala province, Mozambique, was affected by flooding resulting from Cyclone Freddy between February and March 2023. The floods affected 10,269 families (over 50,000 people). ESMABAMA hosted 159 of the families. More than 15.000 ha of crops and 25,500 ha of pasture were destroyed. Many animals belonging to the families are at risk of survival. Some Infrastructures and 77 boreholes have also been damaged (making the water unfit for consumption).
Machanga is vulnerable to droughts, floods, and cyclones, in addition, the water used for consumption has very high levels of salt. There are also records of malnutrition. Health technicians recommend patients to eat well, but people have nothing to eat. In the region, the population lives from Agro-livestock that has been greatly affected by the floods. Hunger is a reality in Machanga. After the floods, the cases of malaria and diarrhea have increased immensely and there are records of deaths.
ESMABAMA intends to intervene to support food security for 159 families (609 people), those who have been sheltering in our mission. Many families are in a situation of hunger. We intend to support families with cereal and vegetable seed kits, deliver poultry and pigs for income generation.
The cereals, vegetables, poultry, and pigs will have a great impact on the population of Machanga. It will be able to guarantee food security for 159 families in this post-flood period. The families will have the help of the students from the Agrarian Institute of Machanga in caring for the animals so that they can grow and reproduce for commercialization. They will have a financial income with the sale of the production. They will also acquire additional knowledge in agricultural techniques.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).