Eswatini is one of the most beautiful and friendliest Countries in Africa. It is only small, about the size of Wales and is nestled between South Africa & Mozambique.
Sadly, Eswatini is a Country of many problems; it is one of the poorest countries in the world with many living on less than £1 a day. Nearly 30% of the 1.2 million population have HIV AIDS the highest rate in the World and the life expectancy is only 43 years.
Eswatini is a Country in need and some of the most needy are 200,000 orphan children.
In 2006 Challenge Ministries Swaziland purchased an old, abandoned mining town, in the mountains of North Eswatini, with the vision of turning it into a large orphanage. Bulembu cares for 400 children. Each child has a new family and a safe home. The children enjoy good food and get a great education in the schools. Children who once had no hope at all, now have a hope and a future.
Bulembu has its own Clinic, Bakery, Dairy and Church. It also has some enterprises that it is developing to help with funding the project. The latest of these is an Essential Oils business.
For many years KingsGate has taken over a group of volunteers on a life changing trip to experience Eswatini and provide practical help at the Bulembu project.
covid 19 update
Due to the current restrictions our trip for 2021 has been cancelled.
Please pray for the people of Eswatini and our friends at Bulembu. Because of Covid the borders are closed, they have experienced long periods of Lockdown, shops and business have been closed and many have been laid off without pay. Unlike the UK they have not benefitted from Government support so many are now starving as they cannot afford to buy food.
Some good news: 24th March saw the start of the Covid-19 Vaccination program in Eswatini.
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