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Clubfoot Population Enrolled
Enrolled Since the Program Began
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It has always been Olga’s dream to work for an organization with children as the focus. Working with Hope Walks as the program manager in Mozambique has allowed this dream to become reality. She has found that an added benefit of her job is that she has the opportunity to proclaim the Kingdom of God daily with the families that she gets to interact with.
Olga has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Africa University in Zimbabwe, and she worked for Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research prior to joining Hope Walks in 2016. In her free time, Olga enjoys spending time reading and watching movies, as well as spending time with her mother, brother and two sisters.
Tunelgas Graciete Afonso
Being a Clinical Supervisor at a Hope Walks Clinic in Mozambique is a source of joy for Tunelgas, since she gets to see the correction of patients’ feet first hand! She said that, “I love working with children because Hope Walks gives me the privilege of talking to patients about healing in the scientific and divine aspect.”
Before working for Hope Walks in 2018, Tunelgas worked at Ile District Hospital in Zambezia. She is currently pursuing a degree in clinical psychology at the Higher Institute of Health Sciences in Maputo. Other than work and school, Tunelgas loves to spend time with her family.
Beira Central Hospital
Maputo Central Hospital
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Quelimane Prov Hospital
Pemba Prov Hospital
Tete Prov Hospital
Xai – Xai Prov Hospital
Inhambane Prov Hospital
Chimoio Prov Hospital
Lichinga Prov Hospital
About the Country
Mozambique boasts the world’s largest ruby mine, and it is suspected that around 40% of the world’s unminded rubies are in Mozambique. Located in Southeast Africa, Mozambique has a beautiful coastline with turquoise waters and well-preserved corals. Yet, it is one of the poorest countries in all of Africa and more than 60% of the nation is impoverished. About 20% of the population is unemployed. Malnutrition, malaria, violence, and HIV/AIDS are leading causes of death in Mozambique.
Almost a million refugees have left Mozambique due to violence between the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO), created in 1976, and the government. Despite several peace treaties, there is widespread political instability due to this clash.
There are about 3 million evangelical Christians in Mozambique, making up about 46% of the population. The remaining groups are either Muslim or Ethnoreligious. There is a need for pastors, training, and discipleship in Mozambique as there is religious freedom in this nation.
We pray for the safety of our staff and the families we treat in Mozambique. We ask you to pray for the continued treatment of patients here, as transportation and availability to maintain consistent appointment attendance can be difficult due to the crime and economic situation in Mozambique.