Swaziland currently has the world’s highest rates of adult HIV infection. The productive generation is impacted most severely. It is projected that thousands of children will be orphaned and destitute in the next ten years. The current estimate of orphans in 2010 across the nation is 120,000. There are an increasing number of children who are too young to care for themselves, have no homestead rights, or have no extended family willing or able to provide for them.
This project will implement a pilot agricultural program to improve the food security of local families and provide additional income. We will provide training and education for families to successfully farm crops with high nutritional value.
We will introduce crops to increase the food security and self sufficiency of orphans in Swaziland. The children living at New Life Homes will learn to be self-reliant and grow up in a family environment, encouraging them to become responsible adults