In partnership with the government, World Vision is developing programmes to minimise girls’ risk of HIV infection – one of which is the distribution of 128 sewing machines in the districts of Quelimane and Nicoadala.
World Vision and the government believe that the sewing machines economically empower the girls.
“The involvement of these girls in World Vision’s ‘Dreams’ project is expected to change their behaviour,” Claudia Lembe of World Vision said.
Rates of HIV infection in Nicoadala are estimated at around 13 percent, with girls the most vulnerable.
The Dreams project covers over four thousand girls.
By Jorge Marcos
Ref – Source: O País – Club Of Mozambique