To provide support in terms of food, education and loving care for the most vulnerable children in Eswatini (Swazliand) through:
- A substantial meal each day
- Health care and general support
- Pre-school education
- Sponsorship for formal education
We are a small North West of England based registered charity with eight Trustees who raise money to provide the necessary finance to meet our Mission Statement. We do this through fund-raising events, regular and single donations and sponsorship. The Trustees pay for all their own expenses ensuring that every penny raised goes directly to supporting the children.
How We Started
The charity was formed in the late 1990’s following a visit made at the request of the British Council by a North West Health Education Advisor with expertise in HIV. During the visit she found two Swazi ladies feeding street children in the centre of Mbabane. On her return to the UK a group was formed to raise funds to assist the work being carried out by these ladies. This evolved into the purchase of a ship’s container which enabled the children to be fed and given a basic education. In 2002 charitable status was obtained and a group of trustees formed. Over the next 18 years the charity has grown from feeding 36 children in the container to current day feeding of 220 children at two purpose-built centres. The children are each day given a substantial meal, pre-school education and the much needed love and care.
Eswatini is a small land locked country,
surrounded by South Africa on three sides and Mozambique. It has a temperate climate with mountains, forests and plains within its borders.
Horticulture is the prime source of income for the country where maize is grown in abundance and forestry is predominate. The staple diet of the people is maize. Over recent years the lack of food and water have been constant resulting from severe drought situations. Around 70% of the country’s population live below the poverty level and of the £1.1m population 25% are orphans. Nearly 30% of the adult population are living with HIV.
Our grateful thanks go to:
SOS Villages, Soroptimist International of Great Britain & Ireland, Christadelphian Meal a Day, Rotary International, and the many individuals in Swaziland and the UK who continue to give their generous support.
Links to some of the organisations that have given support:
Kualo for providing our web hosting.