JoJo works with Nema to help reduce infant mortality rates in Northern Mozambique. Nema’s holistic approach to sustainable aid empowers the local people to free themselves from poverty through education and enterprise.
JoJo supports Nema through funding, administrative support, accounting and so much more.
On 17th May 2019, around 6pm, we managed to load 2 boats in Ibo, one with 350 family food kits which had been flown into Ibo Island and stored at Ibo Island Lodge. We spent the night on one of the small boats, and started the following day, 18th May 2019, around 2am, reaching the mainland at 7am, around the same time the boat from Pemba arrived with a further 800 family food kits.
I’ve been trying to get across the severity of climate change in my writing for nearly 20 years. Thousands of words, hundreds of places, countless statistics.
All distilled to this.
Il Paese è in ginocchio dopo due perturbazioni devastanti nel giro di un mese: servono miliardi di dollari per la ricostruzione, E l'ong Nema lancia una raccolta fondi
Yesterday, 5 days after cyclone Kenneth struck, I managed to speak to Quissirua, the General Manager and heart & soul of Guludo Beach Lodge. The elation of finally hearing his voice soon turned to utter horror as he described what had happened when the cyclone hit and the unthinkable aftermath he and his family, and tens of thousands more, are now living through.
Canzina Daudo is a widow with a big heart. She lives in Naunde village and despite being desperately poor, she takes care of 5 young orphans.
Currently we work in partnership with 5 Primary Schools to provide school meals for 1,000 children alongside 5 School Farms.
Crimize School is at a distinct disadvantage; they are on the coast, sandy soil, little fresh water with scorching heat and hungry warthogs and monkeys to contend with. Yet, the community has taken these challenges in their stride and surprised us once again with their creative solution to these problems.
The new school farm is inside the shell of the old school building! Perfect! They have carried in good soil and have been lovingly watering their crops by hand. The result - a green oasis with onions, tomatoes, lettuce and other vegetables. Incredible!
Today was the ceremony were we handed over the Lumuamua Primary school to the Government. The school has 3 classrooms, one double toilet and a water catchment system so the children can drink safe water while at school. The ceremony was wonderful; dancing, singing, smiles, enormous pride and satisfaction.
The Nema team, along with Carlos (an very talented chef from Guludo Beach Lodge), ran a training day for a new Women’s Bakery Association at Nambija. Carlos taught them how the oven works and how to make bread. While the Nema team started training the group on how to start selling the bread and earn an income with their new business.
The ladies in Naunde have been doing a great job baking bread and working together to gain some money and some dignity. Like everyone here they are impatient for great things are not quite sure how to get there.
Step by step we’re trying to show them.
“Now we’re sure, when Nema make a promise, they will deliver us great things”: Lumuamua school director yesterday when we handed over the school to him.