Hluvuko

Celebrate with Hluvuko

Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, the community is empowered and ready to continue developing on its own—and that’s something to celebrate!
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Hluvuko's Community News

In  2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!


With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Hluvuko has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. 

The Hluvuko community is located about 200 km north of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Over 99% of the population is involved in farming, mostly to grow food for their families. Major crops include cowpea, maize, cassava, peanut, and cashew. Pumpkin, cabbage, citrus, pineapple, mango, and banana are also grown. However, families struggle to produce enough food, and often run out before the next harvest.

The people in this area have experienced historical trauma. They endured 16 years of civil war, during which most people fled to neighbouring cities. After a peace accord in 1992, the community began to recover, but progress was set back by massive flooding in January and February 2000. The floods cost more than 600 lives and terrible loss of property, crops, and infrastructure like roads and bridges.

Nearly two thirds of community members are female. It's a tradition for men from this area to migrate to the gold mines of South Africa or to work in Maputo, leaving women behind in charge of households. Children, especially girls, play an important role in household labour, and their education is not always a family priority. Health services are scarce and of poor quality. This, combined with malnutrition from lack of food, seriously affects the wellbeing of children.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Hluvuko has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
 
  • 11,400 people have benefited from safe water sources, meaning less time is spent fetching water and families are healthier overall.
  • 90 teachers received training, boosting literacy and improving quality of education.
  • 25 classrooms, 6 administration buildings, 6 teachers’ houses and a library are providing better learning conditions.
  • 34 wells and a new water system were constructed at schools and health centres.
  • 18 health councils were established and trained—these groups teach others about proper nutrition and accessing medical services.
  • 31 farmers’ groups have been mentored to move from subsistence agriculture to commercial farming.
  • Children can attend school regardless of weather, so fewer drop out and performance has improved.
  • Disease and malnutrition have gone down as families access better healthcare and safe drinking water.
  • Farmers report that they can now provide their families with three meals a day.
  • Over 1,300 people are involved in savings groups where they save for the future and access small loans.

Explore Hluvuko

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Hluvuko has completed Phase 3 in 2018

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!