Sponsor a Child in Swaziland
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AIDS Pandemic in Swaziland
Over 42% of the population in Swaziland is infected with HIV or has AIDS. Traditionally, children whose parents died in Swaziland were cared for by their extended family. Today, due to the rising number of those dying of AIDS, the extended families do not always have the resources to adequately support these children. Consequently they are often neglected or left to fend for themselves in the bush. Some regions estimate that one in seven children has been orphaned in Swaziland, and this number continues to grow.
The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC), better known in Swaziland as the Cabrini Sisters, have been serving the Swazi people since 1971, and, today, are committed to helping them cope with the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
St. Philip’s Mission
Sponsored by the MSCs, St. Philip’s Mission administers the Hostel for Children. The Hostel provides orphaned or abandoned children with necessary food, shelter, clothing, supervision, medical care, education, love, and compassion.
Sponsor a Child Today
For just $3.29 a day, you can change the lives of these innocent children who have lost so much at such a young age.
Each sponsor will receive a photo of their child and background information about his or her experiences. They will also receive a periodic newsletter updating them on the progress of the program.
To learn more about Sponsoring a Child in Swaziland or to request information, please call 212.228.8608 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your generosity will not only ensure that a child receives food, shelter, clothing, and medical care, but also love and compassion. Your help gives these children, who have known little but disease and death during their young lives, hope for their futures. Thank you for nurturing this hope, which will last a lifetime.
Your generous donation of:
$1,200 ($3.29 a day) This will cover food, shelter, clothing, education and healthcare for a child as well as the additional needs of his or her community for 12 months.
These children need your support, love and prayers. Please consider partnering with us as we continue Mother Cabrini’s mission to serve the poorest of the poor.
Please click here to sign up now.
Visit the Swaziland Blog
The Swaziland Blog describes what the days are like at the Cabrini Ministries in Swaziland — what’s going on with the children, programs and projects like the farm, and how the community is faring. It also provides links to further reading about Swaziland and the issues Cabrini Ministries face there. Visit the blog