ESTAMOS is a non-profit community organization founded in 1996, in Lichinga, the capital of the northern province of Niassa. The organization aims at improving the health conditions of both urban and rural communities through integrated programs of water and sanitation, prevention and mitigation of HIV and AIDS, nutrition, education and advocacy. ESTAMOS has a wealth of experience and a strong organizational culture, which is a result of its unique development process. The head office is in Lichinga.
ESTAMOS Vision: Mozambican population enjoying their full citizenship rights, healthy life and free of HIV and diarrheal diseases and making better use of natural resources.
ESTAMOS Mission: Our mission is to empower communities, particularly women, to take part in decision making processes aimed at continuous improvement of their living conditions.
Our shared values are:
Integrity, honesty and transparency;
Solidarity and cooperation;
Integrity and leadership;
Learning and reflection;
Persistence and innovation.
Governance and Social Audit
Our main objective in this area is to improve governance and social auditing for a greater responsibility and accountability of local communities. We are seeking to build the notion of citizenship and create a common platform to analyze the performance of institutions (government, NGOs, private sector, etc).
Water and Sanitation
Our main objective in this area is to guarantee people´s permanent access to water and sanitation, particularly women and children, by improving the quality of infrastructures. On the other hand, we seek to improve the sense of community ownership of their water sources.
HIV and AIDS
In this area we aim to improve the access to ART and home based care for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA); Disseminate specific messages to reduce the risk of HIV infection within specific groups of people (age, marital status, income and profession) in vulnerable areas; Improve actions to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and OVC through the provision of quality services and support.
In this area, ESTAMOS works to ensure that local people have the right to use land - by sharing communal lands; Foster women's participation in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community agendas, through capacity building of CBOs, CGRNs, and other organizations; Develop partnership between local communities and investors, and improve the management of land conflicts.