Angola

Case Study: Angola | Savings & Empowerment

Angola continues to suffer the repercussions of a 27-year civil war that ended in 2002 and left the country’s infrastructure in disarray.  Health and social services, water and sanitation systems and other essentials are lacking in many areas.  

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Anglican Diocese of Angola on an integrated approach to tackle the most urgent health issues. Local volunteers, including participants from women’s groups and youth groups, work to educate and mobilize their communities to prevent diseases such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia – the three leading causes of death for children under five.

We are also working with the Angola Mothers’ Union to promote Savings with Education groups that empower women with financial resources to improve health and nutrition in their households. In addition to supporting savings activities, meetings feature discussions on good health practices, maintaining a clean environment, preventing domestic and gender-based violence and strengthening financial literacy.

In 2016, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Church of Angola launched a three-year water and sanitation program in Songo Municipality, Uige Province, supported in part by a $1.5 million grant from USAID.

Creating Economic Opportunities and Strengthening Communities 

  • Establishing Savings with Education groups to support personal development and economic empowerment

Promoting Health and Fighting Disease 

  • Increasing access and use of clean water, sanitary latrines and hygiene practices
  • Empowering women to improve health for themselves and their children
  • Reducing preventable diseases to increase child survival

Angola Press Releases & Stories

World Malaria Day 2016: NetsforLife® Celebrates Ten Years of Strengthening Communities to End MalariaEpiscopal Relief & Development Launches Community-Led Water and Sanitation Program in Rural AngolaInnovative Savings Groups Support Small Businesses in AngolaOn World Health Day We Check In With The Child Survival Program in Angola

Fast Facts

Over 40% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Angola has an extremely high infant mortality rate, ranked #8 in the world.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Goal 1: No Poverty

Goal 1: No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere  Learn more»

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

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Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-BeingEnsure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages  Learn more»

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 6: Clean Water and SanitationEnsure access to water and sanitation for all Learn more »

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthPromote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all  Learn more »

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