Angola

Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The life of a three-year-old girl is supposed to be about dolls, ‘tea parties’ and jungle gyms. Aurelia Chaomgende’s life is certainly a far cry from this. Her stature and energy levels are poorly developed compared to that of her peers, which is evident in her peeling skin, weak body, protruding rib cage, and flaky

Children get fighting chance

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The tragedy and injustice of a child dying from a lack of food should not happen in 2013. Sadly, cases of acute malnutrition are not uncommon in Africa. It is an injustice that Joint Aid Management (JAM) and its donors are fighting in Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and South Sudan. JAM distributes lifesaving F75 and

Drought conditions continue to affect most of the southern part of Angola and many rural households are experiencing the effects of a second year of poor rainfall and significant crop losses, which are estimated to be between 40 and 70 percent. This situation contributes to the problem of both moderate and severe malnutrition cases among

A father’s love

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 by

This is the story of how the love of a father has become the lifeline to his ailing child, who has been suffering from malnutrition; through the eyes of Clint Still, JAM Donor Relations Officer. On a recent trip to the various malnutrition clinics in Angola, I met a single father at one of the

JAM, Government take hands

Monday, 07 October 2013 by

JAM, in collaboration with the Angolan Ministry of Education, hosted a week-long, national-level school feeding seminar called “School Feeding – A Sure Investment” in the city of Benguela in May 2013. The seminar brought together officials from the Ministries of Education, Health, Agriculture, Social Action and Inclusion, Family and Women and Commerce from both national

From soldier to headmaster

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 by

Imagine fighting for 27 years in a brutal civil war. Then, one day, the war ends and peace is restored. It’s something you never thought you’d live to see, but now that it’s happened – what do you do when you have been a soldier your whole life? One such a soldier, Artur Kammeico, decided

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