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Integrated social project in Angola

The initiative provides access to water and local socio-economic development for the people in nine villages in the Angolan municipalities of Gambos and Bibala.

We improve services in the provinces of Huíla and Namibe

In the province of Huíla and southern Angola more widely, water scarcity and drought are big problems for communities. The integrated social project was begun in 2017 in collaboration with the Angolan Ministry of Energy and Water and Ministry of Health. It aims to provide services in four communities in the province of Huíla and five communities in the province of Namibe. Poor health services have a negative impact on people's living conditions and aggravates problems of malnutrition. That is why we have recently opened a water plant in the village of Kamupapa, in the province of Namibe. The well can pump 5,000 litres of water an hour, has a disinfection system and is linked to the school, the medical centre and the houses of the teachers and nurses living nearby. We also provided the community with a laundry, three public fountains, a trough for livestock and a local solar energy plant.

Rural schools are also part of the ECAP farming project, the goal of which is to improve the local community's skills in the field, particularly 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 sixth goal, through this project we aim to provide and sustainably manage water and health facilities (Goal 6). 


A comprehensive project for the development of Angola: photo gallery

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.

Safety first

We see safety at work as a crucial value, one we share with employees, contractors and local communities. That is why we do everything we can to avoid accidents, including organisational models for assessing and managing risks, training plans, developing expertise and promoting a culture of safety.

I didn't know much about farming before, but now I can make nurseries, seed beds and biological pesticides, and do weeding and mulching. I feed my family better now, thanks to the variety of vegetables we grow. And I like studying and working with other people.

by Maria Florida Joaquim, beneficiary of the project

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.


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