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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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Please Help us Buy an Ambulance!

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As our regular readers will know, JoJo has a hands-on role in working with Nema to help relieve infant mortality in Northern Mozambique. The rate of infant mortality there is scarily high, and in some areas 1 in 3 children…

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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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Nema: Empowering Women the Right Way

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I have seen a lot of bad “gender equality” projects, especially in Afghanistan where the culture is not ready for certain projects and it can be more detrimental to empowerment to force it on a culture not ready for women’s…

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Nema: Helping the orphans to a life of quality and dignity


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“Working not begging” is a phrase I really admire from Big Issue founder John Bird, it has an air of dignity about it, and self-help with a little bit of ‘you can help me to help myself’ added in.  That’s…

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Nema: The Secondary School Students Pay Back the Community

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Our latest Nema update comes from new volunteer Gemma. Read on to find out how the Nema students have been helping out the local community… Our secondary school students are back for holidays, though it’s not all brincadera (fun).  Marieke,…

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A Good Village

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This week I’ve been trying to get to the villages I’ve not yet seen to complete my initiation. With Nema worker Manual and new volunteer Gemma I cycled to Nambo. Thursday had been a lovely cool day and it had…

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New Nema manager Lisa gets to work…

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As the new Directora I’ve been trying to get out and about, understand my AOR (Area of Responsibility; you can take the girl out of the military but not the military out of the girl) and the problems that go…

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Last few days and time to decide where to help next?

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Supporting Nema has some incredible advantages. Of course there is the satisfaction of knowing that we are doing some good, albeit in very difficult circumstances where nothing seems to progress as planned. Furthermore, since JoJo and Guludo cover the charity…

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Introducing Lisa, Our New Nema Charity Manager

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Replying to an advert on Escape the City, little did I know that it would lead to a new job in one of the most stunning places I’ve seen in the world. Guludo Beach Lodge’s charity arm The Nema Foundation…

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