Kudvumisa Foundation strives to empower the surrounding communities to participate in economic development projects that will empower them to take control of their circumstances and lives. For several years, we have encouraged local participation in trapping Australian Redclaw Crawfish for resale into a local market. We buy live crawfish from local community members who catch them from the surrounding dams and waterway. We cook them and freeze them for resale.
Every emalangeni ($) we are able to put back into the community is an opportunity for people to take back control of their lives. To choose for themselves their priorities for schooling, health care, food etc.
Join us in empowering an impoverished, isolated and marginalized community by creating the space for community and economic development in Maphiveni and the surrounding communities.
Bongiwe, 28, lives in the isolated community known as Mgidza in the Eastern part of Eswatini. She relies on Kudvumisa Foundation's mobile health outreach for her health care. There are no jobs. She lives with her husband who is paralyzed and their 9 month old baby. They depend on farming a small plot to survive.
But the small plot doesn't always provide enough to sustain the family. Kudvumisa was able to supply a food parcel that will help them through the slack times.
Most of the people Kudvumisa Foundation serves through the mobile medical outreach live in isolated communities. Because of poverty and marginalization, they have tremendous hurdles to overcome to access primary health care. Kudvumisa Foundation is able to provide this care in their communities because of the generosity of donors who provide the means for our medical staff to reach them on a regular basis. From treating health issues to providing refills for chronic conditions, Kudvumisa Foundation is there: providing compassionate and quality health care to the isolated, impoverished and marginalized.
TRRC installed all the existing solar panels for the clinic last month. And at no additional cost to us! They will recycle what equipment they can from the original installation. The inverter on the old system failed dramatically and proved impossible to service as the company was based in the US. With a local (Durban) company, we shouldn't have that problem again.
The system is set up for grid-tie, so all solar power generated will be used at the clinic offices and economic development areas during the day and the electric company will only supply the difference when necessary. We still need to be able to install solar for the main clinic rooms and look forward to being mostly green and off the grid at least during the daytime.
We are grateful for their support and contribution to the success of Kudvumisa Foundation's vision and mission!