Angola suffers the legacy of colonialism and decades of civil war that left behind a shattered country with a destroyed infrastructure. The situation has improved since 2002, when the main opposition parties agreed to a ceasefire. Since then, Angola has intensively exploited its rich natural resources and has profited from oil sales, primarily to China, causing it to become one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. In contrast to the state’s income from mineral resources, the poverty of the majority of population is striking and devastating.
PIN has been operating since 2006 in the Bié province, one of the regions most affected by war and poverty. Some of our first activities focused on improving access to quality primary education and development of agriculture and the market, because not only did whole generations lost the chance to study, also basic agricultural skills have been forgotten.
Afterwards we widened our focus to include health and hygiene promotion and education, as well as improving access to drinking water. In 2012, we expanded our activities to combatting child malnutrition and in 2013, we began supporting local women's groups and NGOs in the fight against poverty and domestic violence.
A new task for 2017 is development of an app for statistical data collection and evaluation in the field of education and putting it into practice.