Nkwichi Lodge

Project #1

The Girls’ Boarding House in Cobue accommodates the area’s most disadvantaged yet talented young women and encourages much-needed educational development for young women from remote villages who would not otherwise have access to secondary education.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English and Portuguese) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, and Thread

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

New Bras and New Underwear

Bath Towels and Bed Linens

Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder

Project #2

The Maternity Clinic is the first and only of its kind in the whole Manda Wilderness area. Since it opened in 2008, this health facility has significantly improved the well-being of the most vulnerable people in this very remote corner of Northern Mozambique.


Specialist Equipment:

General Medical:
Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), and Disinfectants

Waterproof Bed Sheets

Project #3

Manda Wilderness Community Trust is supporting eleven primary schools. Many children in the Manda Wilderness area do not complete their primary education as a result of socio-economic factors such as compromised educational facilities and lack of school supplies.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English and Portuguese) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

Flash Cards:
(English and Portuguese) Alphabet and Math

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

Project #4

The Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project has become an exceptional demonstration farm applying organic farming methods and serving as an educational centre for surrounding villages to train farmers in agricultural techniques.

MWAP also carries out training in biodiversity-friendly agricultural and agroforestry methods in individual villages and recently started to implement educational gardens at schools, where children learn about nutrition, farming and environment. In an area where subsistence farming is virtually the only means of survival, seeds are one of the most needed items and also the most requested from these farmers and the schools.


Vegetable Seeds (Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion)

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 2020

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.