Programme period: 1999 – 2007

In 1999 ZOA started the programme when large numbers of IDP’s had gathered in and around Lubango, fleeing the war that flared up again since 1998. ZOA supported the displaced residing here. When peace was restored in 2002, many people returned home and ZOA assisted about 260,000 people in Huila Province, Southern Angola, with their return by providing basic supplies.

ZOA provided assistance by building schools and health posts, drinking water points, foods security (distributions of seeds, tools, animal restocking) and capacity building of local partner organisations. The programmes also aimed at community organization e.g. via the election and training of Village Management Committees.

The goal was to transform groups of returnees, residents and demobilized soldiers into strong communities and to organize community participation to further future development of the country.

According to our mandate, ZOA decided to stop implementing projects in 2007 and activities were transferred to the Angolan partner organization ADESPOV.

The ZOA programme was supported by a large number of donors, including the Dutch Embassy in Angola, BuZa, EuropeAid, FAO and TearFund UK, ECHO, Trócaire, WFP, ZOA Netherlands, Probizz.