Why World Vision is in Eswatini

Eswatini’s (formerly Swaziland) education is thriving, thanks to the government prioritizing free primary education and providing breakfast for schoolchildren. Kids stay in school because they’re fed and aren’t hindered by education costs. But the widespread African drought is severely affecting the people of Eswatini. So, we’re bringing emergency relief of food provisions to the neediest households. One in four people in Eswatini are unemployed, and youth are especially affected. The drought conditions diminish agricultural production, since the heat makes spending time in the fields difficult. Farmers worry about investing in crops that will just fail at the next harvest because of the lack of water. In pursuit of water, vulnerable children must walk even farther than usual. With your support, we’re helping rural families use good agricultural practices, learning how to care for the land while farming it to maximum effectiveness. The mortality rate among mothers and infants is decreasing, as more and more women have their babies in health centers where they can receive vital initial care. Improving sanitation facilities and hygiene training at the household level also keeps children protected from preventable illnesses and disease. We’re continuing to make safe and sustainable drinking water accessible to thousands of families, so entire communities can flourish.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Swaziland Economic Dev
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Progress in Eswatini

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Faith leaders were trained to run our parenting workshops and support groups, to help families provide safer and more loving homes, free of abuse and violence.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • More people now have clean water less than 30 minutes from home, helping to free community members, especially women and girls, from time spent collecting water. People in some communities now have toilets in their homes, helping to stop children and families from having to go to the toilet outdoors and limiting the spread of disease.
  • Students and community members who participated in hygiene trainings, or are part of a water, sanitation and hygiene club at school, have put what they learned into practice, helping to keep them safer from disease.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Community savings group members made monthly savings, helping them to pay for essentials like school fees and medical bills, and face future emergencies with more financial security.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Girls and boys took part in personal development activities focused on values and caring for others, to help them understand their worth, make healthy choices and develop positive relationships.

Prayer Requests from Eswatini

World Vision's staff in Eswatini are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • Success of the campaign to end child sexual abuse in our country.


  • The country remains politically stable and peaceful, especially with national elections this year.


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