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Investing in the improvement of Mozambique’s water infrastructure

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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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A father’s love – by Clint Still

This is the story of how the love of a father has become the lifeline to his ailing child, who has been suffering from malnutrition; through the eyes of Clint Still, JAM Donor Relations Officer. On a recent trip to the various malnutrition clinics in Angola, I met a single father at one of the

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JAM, Government take hands

JAM, in collaboration with the Angolan Ministry of Education, hosted a week-long, national-level school feeding seminar called “School Feeding – A Sure Investment” in the city of Benguela in May 2013. The seminar brought together officials from the Ministries of Education, Health, Agriculture, Social Action and Inclusion, Family and Women and Commerce from both national

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Africa’s lifeblood is agriculture

The importance of continued agriculture growth is imperative for the future of Africa. Several experts in agriculture have provided unsettling facts and opinions on the importance of revolutionising agricultural development in Africa. “Africa’s lifeblood is agriculture, but while agriculture remains central to Africa’s economies, its global performance in this sector has lagged. Africa remains a

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From soldier to headmaster

Imagine fighting for 27 years in a brutal civil war. Then, one day, the war ends and peace is restored. It’s something you never thought you’d live to see, but now that it’s happened – what do you do when you have been a soldier your whole life? One such a soldier, Artur Kammeico, decided

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Support and preparation meet determination

Unicef reported that an estimated 95,000 children were left orphaned after the 1994 Rwandan genocide took place. Many more children were displaced and separated from their families during the massacre when the Hutu tribe raged a war against members of the Tutsi tribe. Following the genocide, many civilians and international organisations responded to the crisis

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