For five years, the Christian Liebig Foundation supports the millennium village of Mabote and finances local educational projects
From 2007 to 2009, the Christian Liebig Foundation and the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. in Bonn cooperated in Mozambique, Africa.
For five years, the Christian Liebig Foundation supported the millennium village of Mabote in Mozambique and used donations to finance local education projects. Both organisations had set themselves the goal of jointly implementing measures to achieve the Millennium Goals, which were decided upon by the UN General Assembly in September 2000, in the African village.
In a network of villages, poverty and hunger of about 1000 inhabitants were reduced, a general primary school education was achieved, the child and AIDS mortality rate was lowered, the ecological sustainability (clean drinking water and agriculture) was ensured and gender equality and maternal health were promoted.
The heads of state of around 189 countries, including Germany, have committed themselves to the eight Millennium Development Goals, which are to be achieved by 2015. The goals are to reduce poverty, hunger, the burden of disease, illiteracy, environmental pollution and gender discrimination.
The millennium village of Mabote, consisting of the villages of Mangalaze, Chitalahimbhera and Banamana in southern Mozambique, is one of 15 villages or regions worldwide that have been selected as millennium villages. Their example is intended to show that it is possible to achieve lasting improvements in the living conditions of people in need. The district of Mabote suffers repeatedly from periods of drought and resulting poverty, and there is a lack of health facilities and schools.