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Integrated social project in Angola

The project will bring water to people in nine villages in the provinces ofHuíla and Namibe and aid their local development.

We improve services in the provinces of Huíla and Namibe

Across southern Angola, water is scarce and drought is a big problem for communities. The Integrated Social Project, launched in 2017 in collaboration with Angola’s Ministry of Energy and Water and Ministry of Health, aims to improve services in four communities in the province of Huíla and five in the province of Namibe. Poor health systems worsen local people’s living conditions and make problems of malnutrition even worse. That’s why we opened a water plant recently in the village of Kamupapa, in Namibe province. The well can pump 40,000 litres of water a day, is equipped with a disinfection system and is linked up to the school, the medical centre and the homes of teachers and nurses who live near the plant. We’ve also built three public fountains, a trough for livestock and a local solar farm for the community.

The ECAP (Escola de Campo Agro Pastoris) schools of farming and husbandry play a part in this project. They have all been set up to improve technical skills in those fields, especially among women.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action programme signed in September 2015 by 193 UN member states. It includes 17 goals for socio-economic development of communities and local areas. In line with the Goal 6, through this project we aim to provide and sustainably manage water and health facilities.

 

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Access to water and energy, education and medical care. These are just some of the areas that we are developing and that contribute to improving the quality of life in the community.

Impact on the environment and communities

Access to water benefits agriculture. It lets rural women farm model fields. Currently, 700 farms are signed up to the farmers' associations within the integrated social project and 26 model fields are producing for consumption and selling any surplus. Thanks to our training in ECAP schools, local women have learnt to grow and eat new species, which improves the diversity and quality of their diets. The topics covered in the training include preparing the earth for nurseries, mulching, ventilation, pruning and the importance of manure as a fertiliser.

Partnerships

To set up our rural schools of ECAP farming, we work with the NGO ADPP (Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo).