One Heart Africa’s Story
One Heart Africa, started as an idea, a solution to a need in Licilo, a small village in Mozambique. A place that had no preschools and only two primary schools. A community where the unemployment rate was so high, that many of the men had to leave to find more work. Most
of them left to South Africa find work in the mineral mines.
Which then later caused them to bring back diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis. Not only did their community have to suffer through these diseases and lack of employment, but they also
lacked access to water.
Since starting this mission of trying improve their way of life in this community. While also helping them develop a better education system and job opportunities. Now, more than 850 people have access to clean water, a100 students have the opportunity to get an education when
before they hadn’t.
In 2013, we were able create “Lumbombo Valley Farms,” a 22-acre plot of land, where sustainable farming techniques are implemented such as aquaponics and permaculture. Not only does this farm provide nutrient-dense food for those in needed in the village. But the farm also
provides living-wage job opportunities.
As a whole organization we believe that you can’t help one part of the community, without helping the other parts. The solution to helping communities like Licilo is through their education, nutrition, and sustainably. We believe in helping communities become independent while also having pride and dignity in it. This a partnership, we believe this is the best way to help communities in need.