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Primeiras and Segundas Archipiélago

Two people pull a canoe ashore on a beach.

Following the official launch in 2008, the CARE-WWF Alliance began working on its first programming area: the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago off the coast of Northern Mozambique.

About Primeiras and Segundas Archipiélago in Mozambique

The archipelago is one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, yet pressures from climate change, unsustainable fishing practices, and mangrove destruction were putting immense stress on the ecosystem and people of the region. The program’s work focused on:

  • Promoting resilient agriculture to increase yields and income in the face of climate change.
  • Enabling local communities to manage forests, fisheries, and other natural resources more sustainably.
  • Improving financial literacy of the most vulnerable, particularly women, through village savings and loan associations that improve savings practices and increase access to credit.