ExxonMobil support children in need in Maputo
- 250 children benefited from the partnerships with Makobo, Mamana Wa Kurula and Infantario Primeiro de Maio
- The annual holiday season campaign distributed more than one ton of food and other essential items to children
As part of ExxonMobil’s on-going efforts to promote food security in Mozambique, ExxonMobil’s employees and their family members contributed with cash and in-kind donations to support Plataforma Makobo’s food security initiative for vulnerable persons in Maputo’s Costa do Sol neighborhood. ExxonMobil volunteers cooked and distributed nutritious meals for over 150 children at Costa do Sol and distributed toys and clothes.
The campaign also included a visit to the ‘Infantario Primeiro do Maio’ (Infantario) in Maputo city and the Mamana Wa Kurula Orphanage (Orphanage) in the district of Boane. The Primeiro de Maio Infantario provides shelters for children in need, including orphans and children with disabilities and chronic illnesses, while the Orphanage, which ExxonMobil has supported since 2018, offers care services for 60 young girls who either are orphans or separated from their families due to hardships.
During the visits, the volunteers distributed a ton of rice, flour, cereals and beans; five thousand diapers and wipes; 150 cans of formula and fresh milk as well as 650 packs of menstrual hygiene pads and other essential goods to support nutrition, hygiene and other needs of the children during the 2023 school year.
“ExxonMobil is committed to supporting initiatives that empower vulnerable population in communities where we operate,” said Arne Gibbs, Joint Interest Manager for ExxonMobil Moçambique, Limitada. “We value the efforts of our community partners in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable and will continue to dedicate resources to support these every important initiatives.”
ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international energy and petrochemical companies, creates solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. In Mozambique, ExxonMobil holds a 25 percent indirect interest in Area 4 and will lead the construction and operation of future natural gas liquefaction facilities. In addition, ExxonMobil was awarded the rights to negotiate the Angoche basin (A5-B) concession as part of Mozambique’s fifth licensing round.