www.cmswazi.org | Christian Vocations

www.cmswazi.org

Type: Agency

Where they work

Southern and Central Africa

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Challenge Ministries Swaziland (CMS UK) raise income to provide for HIV/AIDS orphans in Swaziland, Southern Africa.

Swaziland has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world and as a consequence life expectancy has dropped to 32 years. The average age of a Swazi national is now 18 and 70% of the population live in poverty. Our purpose is to raise funds to help care for orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland.

In particular, we are helping convert Bulembu, a disused mining town into a Christian community with schools, homes, healthcare facilities and businesses. The project is designed eventually to become self-sustaining with the profits from the businesses providing for the childcare costs. In the meantime, we need to raise funds to pay for the childcare and the restoration of the town. We do this predominantly via a child sponsorship programme and by organising fund-raising events. We have recently started applying for grants and are approaching businesses for corporate funding.