Like many of them, she lived through traumatic experiences, witnessing her husband’s and son’s murders. Now, she says she loves doing her job since she can help women in their time of need –
When I arrived here, this place was a forest. Some good people helped me to get settled. Now I can also help pregnant women. I know they need my support.”
In Cabo Delgado, hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in search for safety due to an ongoing conflict. Eduardo Mondlane camp is home to more than 2,000 displaced families.
Women and children are amongst the most vulnerable and face multiple challenges.
Many of them have walked long distances and left their families behind and many were separated from their loved ones or witnessed their death due to murder or poor living conditions and lack of medical care.
As well, a lot of pregnant women are still very young and have little to no information on how to lead a healthy pregnancy and the needs and dangers of childbirth.