MOZAMBIQUE, Africa — The father takes a Fanta bottle in his hand and whacks it against a rock. CRACK. With the broken glass, he carves a name onto a roughly constructed wooden cross: “Cesilia.” Nearby, the mother, draped limp and unmoving over a child-sized wooden casket, doesn’t make a sound. A wiry black woman, body [...]
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Originally published in Go Gilbert.
One local family works with Care for Life to help make a difference in Mozambique.
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KSL/Mormon Times reports on Care for Life and its Family Preservation Program with interviews from the Packards and clips from the villages of Mozambique. To get to the video, click on the second icon to the right of the video player titled “Caring for the needy”. The video starts at 30 secs into the video [...]
Originally published in AZ Central.
Dr. Paul English, a dermatologist with offices in Gilbert and Ahwatukee, first visited the Republic of Mozambique in southeastern Africa in 2002 as a volunteer with the Gilbert/Mesa-based non-profit Care for Life.
It was the first of four medical expeditions to the country – ranked among the world’s 20 poorest. His most [...]
Over the last 10 years, the number of African orphans has increased by 38 million despite the 26.5 billion dollars of aid poured into Sub-Saharan Africa in 2010. (http://www.orphansinafrica.org/unicef_report.htm and http://www.un.org/africa/osaa/reports/2010_Aidbrief.pdf )
We shared this fact yesterday on our Facebook page and were asked why we thought conditions are worsening.
While there are a variety of reasons [...]
Originally published in the Meridian Magazine
Mothers die giving birth in Mozambique, leaving a torrent of orphans in their wake. In 2001 we started a non-profit organization known as Care for Life, mostly on a challenge to Cindy to share her midwifery skills in an area of the world with a very high infant and maternal [...]
Originally published in the New York Times
Food prices are soaring to record levels, threatening many developing countries with mass hunger and political instability. Finance ministers of the Group of 20 leading economies discussed the problem at a meeting in Paris last week, but for all of their expressed concern, most are already breaking their promises [...]
Originally published on LDS.org
Clean water brings a rich harvest, of food and peace.
MUNGASSA, Mozambique—Alberto Martinho’s skin glistens in the sun as he stands in his new garden. His crops, as well as the crops of many other villagers, are growing luscious green now that clean, easily accessible water is available to the village of Mungassa, [...]
Originally published on VoaNews.com
They burrow and they build.
African termites and the sturdy, vertical mounds they construct became the basis for a building project for a handful of engineering students from Brigham Young University, BYU, in Utah. “What happened is Care for Life, the humanitarian aid organization based in Beira, Mozambique, actually came to BYU and [...]
Originally published in the BYU Marriott School News
BYU student engineers teach Mozambicans novel construction method
The challenge given to this team of Brigham Young University engineering students seemed like a mission impossible. They were asked to create a sustainable building material for people living in impoverished villages in Mozambique. The catch? It had to be made [...]