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Mozambique and Malawi

Vale and the Nacala Corridor have been dedicated to ensuring that territorial development projects are planned, discussed, and implemented in a participatory and effective manner, aligned with the company's values.

In this sense, and in a challenging year due to Covid-19 pandemic, Vale and the Nacala Corridor implemented quick-win projects focused on themes that impact the life in the communities.

Vá de Bike! project

One of them is the Vá de Bike project, implemented in Moatize, Mozambique, which aims to subsidize bicycles for 2,000 families neighbors to our operation, resettled or not.

In Mozambique countryside, a bicycle can save hours of transportation to school, health care center, agricultural products transportation, water, among others. A child who rides a bicycle to school can save an average of 10 km less of daily walking.

2,000 bikes were subsidized, and 15 mechanical workshops were created in the training and income generation aspect of the project.

School Feeding Project

The Nacala Corridor is financing, in partnership with reputable partners, a school feeding project for about 26,000 Mozambican elementary school students, distributed in 26 schools in 3 districts around the railway. Children receive one meal per day, totaling around 78,000 meals/day, supporting local agriculture and increasing school attendance, number of school enrollment (in some cases the number of students grew by 55%), and decreasing malnourishment rates.

The meal is daily prepared by the students' mothers and served hot during the class breaks. It is a sight on the future of Mozambican children through a multidimensional project and with strong adhesion from the community.

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