2000-2003: The Beginning of a New Era
2000: After the setbacks in Angola during 1998, JAM’s feeding numbers increased annually, from 79 500 children in 1999 to 98 000 in 2000.
2001: JAM began operations in Boma, Jonglei State in Sudan (now South Sudan). We also began drilling water wells in South Africa.
2002: JAM started an eight-year programme drilling water wells in South Sudan. In that year, when the Angolan war ended, JAM operated school feeding at 114 schools and 54 malnutrition centres, which resulted in 111 613 children being fed in Angola. In Beira, Sofala Province, in Mozambique the construction of a new food factory began.
2003: JAM continued to grow and partnered with the World Food Programme in Mozambique and Angola. This led to the expansion of our programmes into the Manica and Gaza Provinces in Mozambique. JAM was also able to expand into the Cubal and Ganda Districts of Benguela Province in Angola.