Family Preservation Program


What is the Family Preservation Program?


The Family Preservation Program is an integrated approach to community development that focuses on families.

Its main objective is to overcome poverty by preserving and empowering families through education, instruction

and behavioral change. Sickness, hunger, ignorance, and dependency are both cause and consequence of family disintegration, creating a continuous downward cycle. The Family Preservation Program breaks this cycle by creating

a sustainable community environment where individuals and families learn basic steps to improve their lives and are encouraged and helped to achieve a progressive series of goals that foster sustainable behavior change. The Family Preservation Program is how we accomplish our goal of alleviating suffering, promoting self-reliance, and instilling hope—one family at a time.


Read about Care for Life’s method of breaking the cycle and working closely with families and individuals in Mozambique in an 8-step program focusing on setting goals, rewarding accomplishments, emphasizing education, and self-efficiency.


"Care for Life made an enormous difference in Mbatwe. Before we were in darkness, but Care for Life showed us what needed to be done."

—Souza Chatima,

Mbatwe Village





The 8 Areas of Emphasis of the Family Preservation Program


The Family Preservation Program is a holistic approach to building up self-reliant families through education, instruction and behavioral change. This approach is rooted in 8 areas of emphasis.


Read about the 8 Different

Areas of Emphasis:


1. Education

2. Health & Hygiene

3. Food Security & Nutrition

4. Sanitation

5. Income Generation

6. Home Improvement

7. Psycho-Social Well-Being

8. Community Participation


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