His Hands for Eswatini

We are a child sponsorship program that pairs sponsors, people like you, with children in need in Eswatini.  When a child in the children's home is sponsored for $60 per month through His Hands for Eswatini they receive:

  • Food, clothing, and shelter in a children's home
  • Medical expenses
  • School uniform (required in Eswatini) 
  • Educational materials
  • School fees

This monthly sponsorship can be split into a home or school sponsorship at $30 per month.

When a child is sponsored for $20 per month through His Hands for Eswatini

  • a daily meal at a feeding station (except weekends)
  • a preschool education     or
  • a school uniform (required in Eswatini) 
  • educational materials 
  • school fees
  • food for the family

His Hands for Eswatini works alongside our Eswatini partner, Thabsile Thwala, the director of The Fortress in Manzini, Eswatini. Thabsile and her associates at The Fortress share the love of Jesus with those who need their help and look for opportunities to help vulnerable children.  Our partnership with The Fortress fulfills our goal as a ministry, which is:

 " to support and encourage the work of our brothers and sisters in Christ in the country of Eswatini 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 Eswatini as we have opportunity - to be God's "hands and feet” and His servants to His children in Eswatini."

100% of your sponsorship payment goes toward meeting the needs of the children - none of it goes toward the administrative expenses of this program here in the United States. 

Why Eswatini? 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

Eswatini statistics

Eswatini 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 10%-15% of the population are orphans and vulnerable children with 1 in 10 households being child-headed. As a result of these statistics and many others, 1 out of every 7 children in Eswatini will not live to see their 5th birthday.

The Fortress

The Fortress is a place of refuge for those in Manzini, Eswatini. It is a registered Faith Based organization, directed by Thabsile Thwala, which seeks to alleviate suffering, poverty, and injustice in Eswatini. 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, and a Christian based school program called Reach For Life. They also help support the Ebenezer and the Ngcina Feeding Stations.

His Hands for Eswatini

His Hands for Eswatini was founded in 2010 when a partnership was formed between His Hands Support Ministries and The Fortress, facilitated by believers from  Framework 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 Eswatini 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 preschool child at one of these feeding stations to receive one meal a a day and educational support through a preschool program. A  donation of $20 a month for a school-age child will provide educational support, school uniforms,  miscellaneous school fees, and also some food.


As of August 2019, we were asked to add children who attend the Ebenezer Health Clinic monthly. The government provides needed medications for HIV, but the patients are in dire need of food. Having sustaining food is essential for those on HIV medications as the medicine is harsh on the stomach and can make a person ill if they do not take it with food.  Some of these children live far away from the clinic and do not attend the local school. Sponsoring one of these children at $20 a month will help provide the family with food so the child can take their medication successfully.  

For more information, visit our Sponsorship page or contact us.