Our goal is to support and encourage the work of our brothers and sisters in Christ in the country of Swaziland and to support their outreach ministries, giving special emphasis to their orphanages and in supporting orphans and other vulnerable children to enable them to attend school. We strive to demonstrate the love of Christ through works of service to these ministries as well as to other Christian missions and missionaries in the country of Swaziland as we have opportunity - to be God's "hands and feet” and His servants to His children in Swaziland.
Why Swaziland? Why should we help?
"A Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity.." Psalm 68:5-6a
Swaziland has the highest AIDS rate in the world. An estimated 220,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS out of a total population of approximately 1.4 million people. The average life expectancy is only 52 years. It is a country where physical and sexual abuse of women and children is rampant. It is estimated that 45% of children ages 0 - 17 are orphans and vulnerable children, with 1 in 10 households being child-headed. As a result of these statistics and many other issues, 1 out of every 8 children in Swaziland will not live to see their 5th birthday.
The Fortress is a place of refuge for those in Manzini, Swaziland. It is a registered Faith Based organization, directed by Thabsile Thwala, which seeks to alleviate suffering, poverty, and injustice in Swaziland. The Fortress has been a light in the darkness, teaching the truths of the Word of God to facilitate healing and provide deliverance. Some of the programs provided at The Fortress include a counseling center, the Children’s Home orphanage, the Ebenezer Feeding station and a Christian based school program called Reach For Life.
His Hands for Swaziland was founded in 2010 when a partnership was formed between His Hands Support Ministries and The Fortress, facilitated by believers from Presque Isle Wesleyan Church in Presque Isle, Maine. For a small monthly payment of $30, you can help an orphaned child at The Fortress with their living expenses or with their school fees and help change their life!
In 2017, Thabsile Thwala asked His Hands for Swaziland to add two Feeding Stations to the program. These Feeding Stations provide food and academic support to vulnerable children living in severely poverty-stricken rural areas. A monthly donation of $20.00 will help a child at one of these Feeding Stations with educational support, school uniforms, and school fees. Children who attend school are also provided with meals which may be the only food the children receive in a day.
100% of your sponsorship payment goes to the child in need, to the orphanage, and to the school. None of it goes toward the administrative expenses of this program here in the United States. For more information, visit our Sponsorship page or contact us.