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‘All your children will be taught by the Lord,

and great will be their peace.’

Isaiah 54:13

We believe that this verse has been prophesied over our centre, from the very beginning it has been our greatest prayer for the children.


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We are based in Matola Rio, part of the Matola district of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. It is an increasingly industrial district, bursting with markets, stores and businesses. Far from the chaos of the inner city, you will find us located in a primarily residential area, close to the river Matola. As with a high percentage of Mozambique’s population, most people in the area live in poverty, facing the challenges of hunger, disease and HIV on a daily basis.


Our centre is currently home to 42 children, many from the local area. Others are sent to us from the doctors at Maputo General Hospital, with whom we have a close relationship. Caring for children affected by HIV has always been something that we have felt called to do. By teaching them to manage their condition through regulated medication, they are enabled to take back control of their lives from this destructive virus.


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There are 67 young children in our daily pre-school and we also have three churches meeting in the local area each Sunday. We run weekly outreaches into the community and offer ongoing support where we can. For more information on Iris Matola Rio, please see the ‘About Us’ page.


Our centre relies completely on the Lord’s provision and the kindness and generosity of our worldwide supporters. Everyone here is extremely grateful for your continued donations and prayers, which enable us to change the lives of these amazing children. A special thank you to our sponsor families, without whom none of this would be possible.

If you are interested in visiting or supporting us, please contact Corrie at : corrie.ock@gmail.com