Cateme resettlement, Tete province, Mozambique. Students passing by Armando Guebuza School. Although the school brought infrastructure to the resettlement, not many families can afford the high school and exam fees. Most students come from surrounding communities and use the school as a boarding school.
Over 700 families from the villages of Chipanga, Mitete, Malabue-Gombe and Bagamoyo were resettled to Cateme village, a Vale resettlement compound. Vale deliberately divided the communities in two with employed villagers moving to 25 de Setembro since it is closer to Moatize and the coal mine. The unemployed were resettled to Cateme, 40 km from the original town. While the most immediate problem of the community is the enormous distance to Moatize, their old habitat, they also suffer from unproductive farmland which can only be reached via a two hour walk, no access to markets and infrastructure and poorly constructed houses not fitted to the people’s needs with temperatures inside reaching as high as 65?? C