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Anatercia carries corn next to her fields in Mozambique. Photo credit: Emidio Josine/Caritas Australia.

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can provide a toilet for a family in Mozambique
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Anatercia sits with her grandfather and grandmother outside their home in Mozambique. Photo credit: Emidio Josine/Caritas Australia.
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Anatercia sits with her grandfather and grandmother outside their home in Mozambique. Photo credit: Emidio Josine/Caritas Australia.

Anatercia's daily life was consumed with household chores to support her struggling family. She had to walk nearly five hours every day to collect water, leaving her with little time to focus on her studies. 

For many children and girls in marginalised communities across the globe, this is a daily reality. As Anatercia juggled more and more responsibilities, her education began to suffer, with her dreams of becoming a nurse becoming further out of reach.   

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Anatercia and her family joined the Integrated Rural Development Program, supported by Caritas Australia’s partner, Caritas Regional Chokwe. They installed an irrigation system on their farm as well as taps throughout the village. Anantercia no longer has to travel long distances to collect water and can focus on her education and gaining the skills to build a better life for herself and her community.

“We have run out of food several times. I help my family with the farm, cooking, fetching water and firewood, and caring for my mother. I also assist my grandfather in feeding, as he has difficulty in picking up utensils due to blindness.”

Anatercia

Inside a day in the life of Anatercia

Anatercia was struggling to cope with adult responsibilities after her father passed away. Now, Anatercia can easily access clean drinking water, community members are able to grow healthy crops all year round, and there is enough nutritious food to eat. Anatercia feels better supported by her community, has time to do her homework, and hopes to fulfil her dream of becoming a nurse.

Your donation can help:

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Anatercia with other community members next to her fields in Mozambique. Photo credit: Emidio Josine/Caritas Australia.

Improve food and water security

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Anatercia walks to her local school in her village in Mozambique. Photo credit: Emidio Josine/Caritas Australia.

Help children to go to school

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Anatercia works in her fields in Mozambique. Photo credit: Emidio Josine/Caritas Australia.

Provide psychosocial supports to vulnerable youth

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Anatercia helps her elderly grandmother on the farm where they grow corn, beans, sweet potato, casava and lettuce. The farm is over an hour walk away from home so when her grandmother can’t make the journey, other community members help Anatercia. Photo: Emidio Josine/Caritas Australia

Help create lasting change for children like Anatercia

I'd like to make this donation

I would like to give

can provide a toilet for a family in Mozambique
a month could buy water filters to provide families and students in Malawi with access to clean and safe water.

Other amount

will help vulnerable communities to create a better tomorrow

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible