Due to extreme poverty, and the HIV/AIDS crisis in Eswatini, food security is a huge challenge for children in rural Eswatini. HIV/AIDS has wiped out the generation from about 20 years old to 50 years old, which leaves elderly grandparents trying to care for, provide for & raise their grandchildren & great grandchildren.
Since 2016, Wetsembekile Ministries has been providing food, which is cooked by local volunteers 6 days per week for orphaned & vulnerable kids in the rural communities. Kids are then able to have better health, focus more in school, and grow in a healthy way.
By feeding the kids in the rural communities, it allows any money earned by family members to go to other needs, such as school fees, medical costs, or income generating projects. Feeding kids each day also provides the kids with the health they need to strengthen their bodies if they have HIV/AIDS and to allow them to continue doing normal daily activities.