In southern Angola, water scarcity and drought are the problems that afflict communities the most. 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 17 villages in the province of Huíla and in 26 villages in the province of Namibe. Poor health systems worsen local people’s living conditions and make problems of malnutrition even worse.
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.
In 2021, with the South West integrated project, we improved access to energy, water, agricultural practices and health through education programmes, economic diversification and WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) initiatives.