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Bibiche Sangwa Our International Woman of the Year

In March 2020 Children for Health’s founder and CEO, Clare Hanbury travelled to Mozambique for 11 days to continue her work with the PCAAN nutrition programme. She shared her journey progress with followers on LinkedIn, read on to see what she got up to!

A personal message from Clare Hanbury…

On international woman’s day I would like to pay tribute to my friend and colleague, Bibiche Sangwa.

Bibiche and I have worked together on a nutrition and health programme in Mozambique since 2011. She arrived in Mozambique as a refugee from the DRC when she was 24. She fought her way into the education system and has been a teacher, educationalist and now development professional. With the money she has earned over the years she got a plot of land in Tete and, as each bit of money came in, built a bit more of the house. The house is now complete and lovely and even has a tiny little swimming pool in the front yard!

Without Bibiche the work we are doing together in Mozambique would not be succeeding. She is incredible. A teacher, a trainer, a coach, a fixer, a financial administrator, a researcher, an organiser… and a wonderful mum. Her son is now undertaking an interesting and promising course! And I could go on.

I’m am proud to call her MY international woman of the year.

Two weeks ago, government officials made us an extraordinary invitation – to two women who have never given up on an amazing project. Watch this space! mozambique healtheducation childrensparticipation Tete