The project “Food assistance for assets – FOOD EMERGENCY AFTER THE IDAI CYCLONE”, financed by the World Food Program, was born with the aim of improving the living conditions of the population of the Chinde district hit hard by the Idai Cyclone, providing first-rate food necessity and relaunching production activities.
In the first months of the project, we mainly dealt with the distribution of food and work on infrastructures, such as roads and bridges, but in these weeks in which the Coronavirus is spreading more and more also in Africa (41 cases in Mozambique as of April 22), attention to health and hygiene aspects is also becoming a priority.
Mani Tese had already begun working on this aspect at the beginning of the year by installing tippy taps for hand washing. Now the project beneficiaries, with recycled materials such as oil cans, are building new ones. And from the initial 1,500 tippy taps, it has now grown to around 3,500 in many communities in the area.