Our Story

CINDY AND BLAIR PACKARD

In 2000, Cindy Packard, a midwife, and her husband, Blair, traveled to Mozambique after learning about the devastating flooding and massive destruction in a country already drowning in abject poverty. After extensive research, they determined that many of the solutions in Africa were addressing the secondary problems, not the primary problems. These significant findings were the beginning of Care for Life. Teaching the basics and fostering self-reliance would bring lasting success.

After receiving NGO status in 2002, they established headquarters in Manga, Mozambique, which is located in the central eastern coast of the country. The Packard’s began hiring staff in Mozambique after starting a learning center and opening a small clinic to assist pregnant mothers. Care for Life hired staff in Mozambique and soon after, the Care for Life team began teaching directly in villages in order to reach thousands of people. This soon evolved into the current Family Preservation Program (FPP), the cornerstone of Care for Life’s humanitarian model.

As Care for Life continues to prove successful, more and more villages have taken part in the FPP program, renewing hope for families and brightening the future of the rising generations.

Meet Our Team

Cindy & Blair Packard

Founder
Cindy & Blair Packard

Founder

Cindy and Blair have spent an extensive amount of time working and living in Mozambique. Their love.

Linda Harper

President
Linda Harper

President

Over the past twenty years, Linda has spent considerable time in Mozambique working both in the villages and with the Care for Life staff. She is grateful for the chance she has to work directly with how the program is

Dan & Allison Ralphs

USA Directors
Dan & Allison
Dan & Allison
Dan & Allison Ralphs

USA Directors

Dan and Allison first went to Mozambique in 2003. They have always loved working with the people in Africa and are excited to be able to empower those in need.

Solomão Malidadi

Mozambique Director
Solomon
Solomon
Solomão Malidadi

Mozambique Director

Solomão has been with Care for Life since 2006 and directs all of Care for Life’s operations in Mozambique. Solomão worked for many years in marketing and sales, but he yearned to have more meaning in his professional life. It

Ana Micas

Health Director
Ana
Ana
Ana Micas

Health Director

Ana Micas is responsible for the Family Health and Sanitation sectors of the Family Preservation Program for all the villages Care for Life works with. She has been with Care for Life since its inception. She approached Cindy Packard in

Carlos Chivale

Education Coordinator
Carlos
Carlos
Carlos Chivale

Education Coordinator

Carlos joined Care for Life in 2008 and worked as a field officer for three years. In 2011 he was promoted to oversee the Education sector. He graduated in community planning and development from the University of Pedagogy in Mozambique.

Team