Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post, ‘Concern Worldwide – Securing a better future for Malawi’s girls‘, I have great pleasure in sharing another gallery of images from my recent work in Southern Africa, this time from Mozambique. I was commissioned by World Renew to visit the Dickson Family in Tete Province and tell the story of the organisation’s work with them through images, words and also video (which will be released soon). Please CLICK THE IMAGE below to go to the full gallery.
‘Free A Family’ by World Renew
Free A Family is a programme developed by World Renew that seeks to help people overcome poverty through community projects in agriculture, health, nutrition, literacy and beyond. It aims to help all its participants secure nutritious food, clean water, improved health and increased income.
While most organisations that follow a sponsorship model present sponsors with material gathered from each of the families or children they work to show their development over time, World Renew believes that this is not a very efficient way of doing things. Instead, it has chosen a single ‘representative family’ from among the thousands in each of the world regions it’s working in, and is sharing just these families’ stories as their participation in the programme unfolds over time. Through this approach, they are able to keep administrative costs far lower, meaning that more of the funds donated can be used directly to help people in need.
The Dickson Family
This gallery introduces you to the Dickson Family in Mozambique, World Renew’s representative family for Southern Africa. Through these images and their detailed captions, you’ll meet Fidelis, Velinasi and five of their children. You’ll see how they live and work as rural subsistence farmers, and get an insight into how, through its local partner the Reformed Church in Mozambique, World Renew has been working with them to help them secure improved livelihoods in this country that lies 185th out of 187 countries and territories on the 2012 Human Development Index (HDI).
Usage rights may be purchased for all images in the gallery, but note that the photographer must be credited.