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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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.

  • More children became legal citizens. World Vision helped them to acquire birth certificates, allowing them to enjoy their rights as citizens, including going to school and accessing other public services.
  • Children are raising their voices to protect their rights. They participated in campaigns to stop violence against woman and children.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Girls and boys are drinking water from safer sources. After World Vision installed taps and piping systems, and drilled new boreholes, children are better protected from waterborne diseases such as diarrhea. 

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.

  • More students are recieving quality education. Teachers from primary schools took part in workshops where they learned new teaching methods with the aim of improving student reading and comprehension skills.
  • More children enjoy reading and learning. World Vision worked with teachers and school administrators to establish reading camps that give children additional opportunities to enjoy reading. WV also provided books and reading materials to help improve literacy skills.

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.


News from Eswatini