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Project in Mozambique

 

Beneficiaries: 1.500 families

Starting date: Jul.2007

Eding date: Feb.2011

   

Sekeleka Motaze - Stage IV –, Strengthening Food Safety in the context of HIV / AIDS, Moçambique (2007-2011)

Oikos works in the locality of Motaze since September 2002, when it began the implementation of the project Sekeleka Motaze. This new project is the continuation and closure of the Sekeleka Motaze project, and is oriented to the realization of skills transfer and knowledge to families of patients with HIV / AIDS, so that they can provide the care provided to patients by activists in a personal and family, ensuring the improvement of the diet of patients (and the whole family) from own resources.

 

It is intended that the families eliminate the dependency factor caused by the activities of home care that Oikos provided, closing the project without families being harmed.

 

With a population of about 62,000 inhabitants, Magude district reveals a number of problems, with high rates of poverty. In addition, there is a high and growing level of prevalence of HIV / AIDS, which further aggravates the already existing poverty. The impact of the disease and the problem of food insecurity lead to a transversal phenomenon: families headed by widows and with a high number of orphaned children, and families with HIV-positive members.

In order to minimize these effects Oikos aims, through this project, to integrate families affected by HIV / AIDS in a number of activities to increase its production capacity and yield.

 

The activities aimed that families covered by the program of home care implemented by Oikos have sufficient capacity to perform basic care to their family members suffering from HIV and other chronic diseases.

 

One strategy is the creation of kitchen gardens and the creation of small livestock destined exclusively to improving the family diet.

 

With funding from the British NGO CAFOD (Catholic Overseas Development Agency), the project directly benefit about 100 families with chronically ill patients, and 200 families attending the show, the Region Motaze, Magude District. Indirectly, will benefit about 3,000 families, which is the population of the communities around the Administrative Post Motaze.

 

Some activities implemented with this project

»Development of a study on the capacity of families to provide care to their family.

»Purchase and distribution of a basic kit for home care to families covered.

»Monitoring and continuous training of families in patient care.

»Buying and deployment in the homes of the families covered the basic material for protection of gardens and barns.

»Purchase and distribution minimum kit equipment for vegetable and animal care.

»Purchase and distribution of seeds and small livestock.

»Monitoring and continuous training in techniques of horticultural production and care of animals.

»Diffusion and dissemination of good practices.

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