Author Archive for Nema Charity Manager

Nema: Jonbo’s First Shoes

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Jonbo is one of our workers in Lumuamua from the local community helping on the school build. He always says “bom dia, Senhor Jonbo” to me every time I see him as if I can’t remember his name.  when we…

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Nema: Cakes!

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Last week, JoJo founder Laura asked if we should ever abandon our sustainable aid ethos when it comes to helping those in desperate need, particularly the Syrian refugees. The core of our charity work is to always focus on sustainable…

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Nema: The ambulance has its first customer

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On Tuesday 30th June, after a community meeting with the district administrator, we opened the Guludo-based ambulance for service.  It’s been a bit of a slog but it’s been worth it. Although Amina turned away a patient (rightly) who just…

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NEMA FOUNDATION SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME UPDATE 2015

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Nema currently supports 5 schools in the school feeding programme (locally called matafome: kill hunger). In total for 2015 there are 997 children in these 5 schools receiving a nutritious meal every day, encouraging school attendance, giving them a much…

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Nema: Women’s Enterprise Oven in Naunde


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Empowerment and opportunity are the key to sustainable development. Asking the local chief for nominations, and following on from the success of the soap project, we found a group of 10 ladies in Naunde who wanted to be part of…

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Hero of the week/month/year/forever

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There aren’t a lot of good, trustworthy drivers out here so finding one is so exciting.  After driving tests with a few lovely guys who burnt the clutch, revved into the red (if we had a rev counter that is)…

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Ambulances, Finally – Part 2

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Driver testing:  interesting, the first guy (aptly named number one) went pretty well.  Number 2 started badly and got better.  Number 5 couldn’t get the bike started, and number 7 didn’t get out of the parking area, but he made…

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A Letter from a Nema Student: Anfai’s Story

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If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll be familiar with the amazing work that our in-house charity, Nema, does in Mozambique. Through education and training – rather than handouts – we’re equipping the local communities with the skills…

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The Eye Doctor Comes…

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Everywhere I go I get told by the old people that I’m to help them to see again.  Miracle worker I am not, but practical solution finder:  sometimes.  So, after a lot of emails, via Northern Ireland, America and some…

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Nema: Keeping Everyone Healthy


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Our new partner NGO is entirely Mozambican, a sign of progress in itself. Set up by one of the most driven people I’ve ever met, Bashir, they have a wide range of capabilities and knowledge. This week we tapped into…

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