A Friends of Mozambique Development Initiative
Building Community Resilience in Natikiri, Mozambique
Project FranGO is a self-sustaining Mozambican incubator project that will provide young families with the opportunity to learn how to manage a successful poultry farm while participating in family health and nutrition education. This ‘two pronged’ approach is intended to shift families away from subsistence farming, and its predictable devastating cyclical poverty. The project will foster health care capacity and a sustainable economy in Mozambican communities.
Each year, sixteen young families will be enrolled at the farm. They will be mentored in the practice of raising and marketing chickens, which are a critical source of protein and integral to the Mozambican diet and culture. The participants will receive a portion of the profits from each two month growing cycle. Once the families exit the project they will have accrued sufficient experience and financial profits to start their own farms, leading to a strong resilient business environment.
A Unique Initiative
Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. 98% of the population make less than $1000/yr. The country has extremely high rates of maternal mortality, a powerful health indicator that denotes extreme levels of poverty and lack of access to health care services.
Project FranGO aims to provide sustainable employment and through the unique partnership with the local university, provide education in health care and family planning to young families caught in the cycle of poverty.
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