Pray with us for Southern Africa — for malaria prevention in Mozambique and Zambia, people living with HIV and AIDS in Eswatini (Swaziland), and for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Why World Vision is in Eswatini
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) experienced tragic impacts from both the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing political unrest in the nation. Families and children continue to suffer from the effects of violence, loss of income, and educational setbacks.
In the past several years, violent political protests and strikes took the lives of children and destroyed some schools. This, along with the pandemic, interrupted the opportunity for children to receive education in safe environments. The country saw an uptick in sexual violence against children, particularly during lockdowns. Additionally, many people have lost jobs and sources of livelihood. Many families are also suffering from food insecurity due to a loss in crop production.
World Vision continues to advocate for increased protection of vulnerable children, as well as the provision of psychosocial support in the wake of increased violence within the country. We’ve also empowered 13,500 families with access to community-based savings and lending groups, increasing the opportunity for them to build credit. In response to the pandemic, World Vision supported communities with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, and educational resources to help prevent sickness.
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.
Prayer Requests from Eswatini
World Vision's staff in Eswatini are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For families to be able to successfully grow the food they need to sustain an income.
For children to continue to receive support as they face food insecurity.
News from Eswatini
A child from Eswatini (Swaziland) at one time went days without food. Then she became sponsored. Now that she has completed her education, she provides for her mother and family.
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