Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

The life of a three-year-old girl is supposed to be about dolls, ‘tea parties’ and jungle gyms. Aurelia Chaomgende’s life is certainly a far cry from this. Her stature and energy levels are poorly developed compared to that of her peers, which is evident in her peeling skin, weak body, protruding rib cage, and flaky

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Children get fighting chance

The tragedy and injustice of a child dying from a lack of food should not happen in 2013. Sadly, cases of acute malnutrition are not uncommon in Africa. It is an injustice that JAM and its donors are fighting in Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and South Sudan. JAM distributes lifesaving F75 and F100 therapeutic milk

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Building opportunities to dream

Manuel Antonio and Amelia Mateus are both students at EPC Josina Machel, a school for grades one to seven outside Beira in Sofala Province, Mozambique. The school is a beneficiary of JAM’s Nutritional School Feeding Programme, which supplies 382,013 children in Mozambique with a nutritious Corn Soya Blend meal every school day. With an easy

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Sub Saharan Africa is struggling with water and sanitation targets

Water and sanitation are luxuries in many African countries, with an unacceptable amount of people dying of water-related diseases annually. With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs), 2015, fast approaching many countries in Africa are asking themselves some tough questions about reaching their targets outlined as part of the MDGs such as water

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Investing in the improvement of Mozambique’s water infrastructure

A consequence of Mozambique’s consistent high summer rainfall are devastating floods, which has an effect on agricultural crops, travel and infrastructure. JAM’s was affected in January 2013, when floods damaged and swept away resources and commodities used in JAM’s development programmes that were stored in a warehouse in Gaza Province, the flooding temporarily affected JAM’s

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Growing sustainability: how to boost the agricultural sector in Africa

Africa is brimming with potential to become the world’s next economic powerhouse. However, it is still plagued by high levels of poverty, disease, and limited life expectancy rates. The continent’s abundant natural resources are under utilised, resulting in little or declining development. JAM has identified the need and opportunity to develop sustainable agricultural structures and

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Africa making some inroads in the fight against poverty

For decades, organisations around the world, including JAM, have been working tirelessly to alleviate poverty in Africa. JAM has created its own movement for change, which is committed to making Africa a prosperous continent. However, there are still far too many destitute people in Africa and others who are dying of hunger and diseases exacerbated

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