Child Sponsor Swaziland


Child Sponsor Swaziland

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Swaziland with its population of around one million is a small landlocked country surrounded by South Africa to the north, west and south and Mozambique to the east that gained its independence in 1968 from the United Kingdom. The country is ruled by King Mswati III, the world's last absolute monarch, who has ruled by decree since 1986 and who has continued to ban political parties after his father, King Sobhuza, dissolved the constitution in 1973, however there is growing unrest and demand for political reform, frequently stalled by the ruling elite.


Swaziland is in 141st place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country with a life expectancy of 48.7yrs however that standing belies the crisis facing the country as Swaziland is now the world's leading country for HIV/AIDS with over 50% of adults over the age of twenty infected  ~ the number of children dying from being born with AIDS has also doubled in the last fifteen years. The situation is so dire that the very existence of the country is under threat with the United Nations noting that if the infection rate continues unabated the Swazi population will be wiped out in the forthcoming decades. As if that wasn't enough for the child population of Swaziland, 40% of all children there suffer from acute poverty and malnutrition and there are an estimated 100,000 orphans in the country (10% of its overall population) and this is likely to increase given the rapidly rising levels of HIV/AIDS.


Child sponsor programs in Swaziland with with orphaned and abandoned children together with child-headed families where parents have died through AIDS, AIDs awareness and prevention, helping with school fees and equipment and access to healthcare and secure food supplies; a situation becoming more critical following recent droughts. You can help when you sponsor a child in Swaziland.

Child Sponsor Programs Swaziland:


ActionAid

Your sponsorship will ensure a child has enough to eat, a safe place to live and attend school.

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Young Heroes

Your sponsorship will help keep a child and their familiy together and provide food, clothing and education.

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Lesotho Mission
Child Sponsor Swaziland: Young Heroes

A child sponsor program focussing on sustainability, independence, and long-term self-sufficiency.

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Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Swaziland pproject here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here
Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Swaziland pproject here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here
Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Swaziland pproject here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Swazi Children

Info, facts and figures about
children in Swaziland and the
challenges they face.

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Get Listed!

Get your Swaziland child sponsor program listed in this online child sponsor directory for free!

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African Children News

All the latest news about children in Africa, their circumstances, children's right developments and legal issues.

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Volunteer

As well as sponsoring a child why not explore volunteering opportunities in Swaziland?

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