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Africa making some inroads in the fight against poverty
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Africa making some inroads in the fight against poverty

For decades, organizations around the world, including JAM, have been working tirelessly to alleviate poverty in Africa. JAM has created its own movement for change, which is committed to making Africa a prosperous continent. However, there are still far too many destitute people in Africa and others who are dying of hunger and diseases exacerbated by poverty. The following article, which appeared on the BlouIn News Blog, looks at how, although Africa's economy is steadily growing, poverty remains high and reports that the future seems bleak. JAM is calling on you to make a contribution towards the fight against poverty - despite the negative reports, JAM still believes we can join hands in carving out a bright future for Africa.
Growing sustainability: how to boost the agricultural sector in Africa
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Growing sustainability: how to boost the agricultural sector in Africa

Africa is brimming with potential to become the world's next economic powerhouse. However, it is still plagued by high poverty, disease, and limited life expectancy rates. The continent's abundant natural resources are under utilised, resulting in little or declining development. JAM has identified the need and opportunity to develop sustainable agricultural structures and practices to help Africa build its own future. Many communities where JAM works in Mozambique, Angola, and South Sudan have joined hands with JAM to create hope and a sustainable future for themselves. An article in the Mail and Guardian, further discusses the potential to increase food production and drive prosperity.
Investing in the improvement of Mozambique's water infrastructure
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Investing in the improvement of Mozambique's water infrastructure

A consequence of Mozambique's consistent high summer rainfall are devastating floods, which has an effect on agricultural crops, travel and infrastructure. JAM's was affected in January 2013, when floods damaged and swept away resources and commodities used in JAM's development programs that were stored in a warehouse in Gaza Province, the flooding temporarily effected JAM's Agricultural Development and Nutritional Feeding Programs. The news that the World Bank approved emergency funds to improve the resilience of Mozambique's water infrastructure, as reported by AllAfrica.com, has therefore been a welcomed by JAM.
South Sudan: building a nation from scratch after independence
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South Sudan: building a nation from scratch after independence

The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, has had much international attention focused on it since it gained independence in 2011. Sadly, South Sudan is currently one of the most poorly developed African countries and faces a long process of social and economic development. Seeing the need and desperation in South Sudan, JAM began programs in there in 2001 when the country was still part of Sudan. Since then, we have been involved in programs that seek to not only alleviate immediate hunger, but also seek to empower the people of South Sudan. In a speech to the UN, the Government in South Sudan acknowledged that the need in South Sudan is still great, however they are building the country one step at a time. Read the full story, as reported by the UN News Centre.
Sub Saharan Africa is struggling with water and sanitation targets
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Sub Saharan Africa is struggling with water and sanitation targets

Water and sanitation are luxuries in many African countries, with an unacceptable amount of people dying of water-related diseases. With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs), 2015, fast approaching many countries in Africa are asking themselves some tough questions about reaching their targets outlined as part of the MDGs such as water and sanitation. JAM's Water and Sanitation Programs seeks to alleviate the burdens of poor water hygiene and infrastructure on families and communities in Africa. Despite these efforts, there is still more to be done, as highlighted by The Times of Zambia who reported that Sub-Saharan Africa is still struggling in this area.
Education is an instrument for eradicating poverty in Mozambique
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Education is an instrument for eradicating poverty in Mozambique

For 30 years, JAM has been providing nutritional relief and school feeding, not only for survival, but also to encourage school attendance and getting an education. We have expanded our programs into agriculture to provide communities with much needed capacity to grow their own food. JAM's programs have been instrumental in encouraging children to get an education to empower themselves and their families. A report by AllAfrica.com indicates that the Mozambican Government recognises the role that education can play in creating a better future for the country. JAM is committed to continue holding hands with the people of Mozambique towards the eradication of poverty.
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