GSB works to address water scarcity, water-borne diseases, sanitation issues including open defecation, and subsistence agriculture production for communities in Mozambique.
In many rural areas of Cabo Delgado (Northern Province of Mozambique) people do not have access to drinkable water, and use water from rivers, unprotected wells and rainwater. These sources are also used by animals and for bathing, washing clothes, and human waste. Open defecation is common. Cholera outbreak is common during the rainy season, and many people die in the villages during these period. Other water borne diseases such as scabies, tinea and diarrheas are also common.
In terms of agriculture, people commonly produce annual crops such as corn, sorghum, peanuts, cassava, sunflower and cotton. Some of these are for subsistence only and other for sale, but some community members end up starving in one part of the year. Vegetables are not used, and this means that people, especially children, can become malnourished. The lack of water sources for irrigation contributes for the lack of vegetable gardens in these areas.