Near Chipanga, Tete province, Mozambique. Workers in a brick manufacture. Because there are no job opportunities in the resettlements and around these workers returned to their old brick manufactrure (40 km away) and stay here for the week and only return to their families on the weekends.
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 due to the con