Population: 24.5 million (UN)
Life expectancy: 50 years (men), 52 years (women) (UN)
Human Development Index: 178 / 187

Mozambique is one of the least developed countries. With more than half of the Mozambican population living in poverty, the divide between rich and poor is increasing. United Purpose began working with the people of Mozambique when they fled to Malawi as refugees during civil war. When refugees returned to their native Mozambique in the early 1990s, United Purpose went with them.

United Purpose improves social accountability, provides safe water and sanitation, and helps families grow enough nutritious food. We also educate on and facilitate local government interaction, to help rural people develop the infrastructure and access the public services they are entitled to.

We work in six provinces: Niassa, Maputo, Cabo Delgado, Sofala, Manica and Zambézia.

Contact Details

Country Director: Helena Skember

CP234, Lichinga, Niassa, Mozambique, East Africa

We currently trade under the name Concern Universal in Mozambique.