60% of Mozambicans were considered to be extremely poor in 2022, with the daily poverty line set at $1.90 USD. In absolute terms, that amounted to about 20 million individuals, per Statista reports
Malaria is to blame for 42% of fatalities in children under the age of five, according to USAID. Flooding and drought, which both enhance the likelihood of the disease spreading, put the entire community at danger of catching the illness.
Poverty Facts about MOZAMBIQUE
- According to UNICEF, one in five children suffers from severe educational deprivation, and 39% have no access to radio, television, or newspapers. While the government has made significant strides toward ensuring that children have access to education, USAID notes that the quality of this education continues to fall short: Of the children who complete primary school, nearly two-thirds do not have the fundamental skills of reading, writing, and math.
- One in every five children is extremely malnourished, and about one-third of the population experiences malnutrition. According to UNICEF statistics, 45& of child deaths under the age of five are related to malnutrition, and 43% of children under the age of five are malnourished.
- Mozambique has a population of almost 50% that lack access to potable water. Furthermore, 21.4 million individuals lack access to decent sanitation. Poor water and sanitation conditions are to blame for the deaths of 17% of children under five, according to the World Bank.
The SOL Foundation™ goals foR Mozambique
- Everyone has access to nutritional meals and fresh water
- Every individual is able to receive nature based education and training
- Able to co-habitat with nature and wildlife
- Marginalized women have empowerment over their own lives and decisions
- Individuals with disabilities and orphans are able to be part of the community and help enhance the country as a role model citizens.