Tete, capital of the province of the same name, is located on the Zambezi River and has a growing population of approximately 156,000. Large amounts of coal have been discovered in Tete Province, and it is predicted to provide at least 25 per cent of the world’s coal by 2025. The mining activities have drawn thousands of internal migrants to the region in recent years. Between 1997 and 2007, for instance, the province grew by 56 per cent.
The families of SOS Children’s Village Tete do many activities together (photo: SOS archives)