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The United Methodist Church

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Shelter for Displaced Widows

Shelter for Displaced Widows

Advance #14507J

#14507J - Giving shelter to widows who have been rejected from their homes by their late husbands' relatives

Annual Goal:$15,000.00
Location:Massinga Mozambique Africa
Partner:The UMC, Mozambique Annual Conference

Describe the need affecting the community.

People in this community need to be trained to take care of their old people. Due to the effects of the civil war in the country people now live in an environment filled with anger and frustration, as a result they have no tolerance for old people.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

The project will help to address the needs by talking to the local structure of the government including church leaders in order to set laws to respect human rights in the community.

Describe the primary goal of the project.

The primary goal of the project is to bring peace and love to these widows so that they can restores their self esteem. We will assign a psychologist who will go to the center periodically to talk to the widows, and show that they still have importance among the community. We also aim to build a dining hall where the widows will come together and have meals chat, and share what they have.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.

I would like to see many old people in the families live in their own homes, and in 10 years time this center can become a women training. Instead of being an old home for the widows.

Budget and Financial Information


Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support
Other Friends Support



Project Contact

Rev. Victoria Chifeche
258 21493568

Global Ministries Contact

Alfiado L. Zunguza
(404) 460-7211