LSN established a Network office in Quelimane, located in the Zambezia Province, in Northern Mozambique in April 1999. The Network works with civilian and military landmine survivors in four districts of Zambezia Province: Quelimane city, Ile, Maganja da Costa, and Nicoadala.
LSN-Mozambique helps survivors in these provinces access services that provide mobility devices, health care, and vocational training. The Network also provides direct assistance, including covering the cost of prostheses, house repairs or emergency food aid. To date, the LSN-Mozambique Network has developed a strong partnership with the Mozambican government and other local and international organizations.
Area: 801,590 sq km
GDP per capita: $1,200
Life expectancy: 37.1
Unemployment rate: 21%
Literacy rate: 47.8%
Percentage under poverty line: 70%
Network at a glance
Case load: 295
Avg. no. of peer support visits/year : 803
Small business supported: 27
Network Contact Information
Av. Eduardo Mondlane No. 223
P.O. Box No 148
Director: Manuel Chauque
Mr. Manuel Chauque, LSN-Mozambique Director, lost his leg to a landmine during his military service in the Mozambican civil war. All peer support staff are amputees.
LSN’s work in Mozambique is supported by generous donations from Adopt-A-Minefield, the Flora Family Foundation, the nations of Norway and Canada, and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.