CouldYou? developed a passion for the African country of Mozambique because of the challenges and opportunities it presents as unchartered territory. The raw need is there—Mozambique has a country rank of 178th out of 187 on the United Nations Human Development Index, which measures a country’s welfare based on factors like education and infant mortality rate.
The opportunities are also there—Mozambique has political stability and economic growth. In 2014, real GDP grew by 7.6% and growth is expected to remain strong, at 7.5% and 8.1% in 2015 and 2016, respectively, boosted by the construction, transportation and communications sectors. Recent discoveries of oil and natural gas (on and off shore) are estimated to be equal to Kuwait. Gorongoza national park, which consists of almost one million acres, continues to be restored in order to develop an ecotourism industry to benefit local communities.