Update from Mozambique | Cyclone Recovery Efforts & Water System Progress

Following the cyclone that struck the region around Bilibiza, Mozambique this past April, residents have returned to rebuild their homes and are beginning to resume normal daily activities. With Water1st’s financial assistance, the community is engaged in cooperative efforts to plant gardens with short rotation crops, primarily vegetables. The sooner they can harvest the crops, […]

Cyclone Kenneth update from Mozambique

On April 25, 2019, Cyclone Kenneth, the most powerful tropical storm ever to make landfall in Africa, made a direct hit to the region where Water1st’s partner GSB works. Our partner organization staff have checked in safe, but they are scrambling to secure shelter and food for themselves. Their homes are badly damaged and they […]

“I am beautiful!” | An update from Mozambique

Water has been flowing for over a year now in the community of 19 de Outubro, Mozambique and hope is in the air. An important part of our work is to listen to the community members we serve. The impact of our work is always visually obvious to us when visiting a community post-water project, […]

Water Flowing From A Faucet | Tears Of Happiness

When I turned the water on for the first time, I couldn’t control my emotions. Viaje Sicale Buana, 19 de Outubro, Mozambique How does a water project impact a community? The best answer to that question comes from beneficiaries themselves. Viaje Sicale Buana, from the village of 19 de Outubro, described her community’s project to […]

Water is Flowing in 19 de Outubro Village!

Water1st is working with Grupo de Saniemento de Bilibiza (GSB) to lead the implementation of high-quality water, toilet, and hygiene-education projects for the people of northern Mozambique. In 2017, we initiated a pilot project with GSB in the rural community of 19 de Outubro. Thanks to your generous support, Water1st’s Mozambique partner, GSB, completed the […]

Mozambique Site Visit: “Our Village is Beautiful”

We all feel a sense of home-town pride. No matter where we are from, we still carry a deep-seated affection for the place that nurtured us. On our recent visit to Mozambique to monitor the progress of our newest implementing partner, Grupo de Saneamento de Bilibiza (GSB), we were reminded of that universal truth. Our […]