Bhalekane is located in the rural community of Engculwini in the center of Eswatini.
Though Eswatini is a small country, it has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the world. A local pastor took hold of a vision from the Lord to feed and care for the orphans in the area by establishing eight different CarePoints among the 10,000 people in his community. As is customary, he went to the chief asking permission to carry out the vision and for eight plots of land to be designated for this purpose. The chief agreed to the vision and now Bhalekane is one of the eight CarePoints that were created. Today there are approximately 250 children receiving care at Bhalekane. Children line up with their plastic bowls in hand, playful smiles on their faces, eager to enjoy the food they receive and the care provided by the “gogos” (grandmothers) and the discipleship team.
With the partnership of the Shane and Whitney Connect Community, the children at Bhalekane CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Shane and Whitney Connect Community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Bhalekane
Community Partnership Manager
Shane and Whitney Kinne
HopeChest Partnership Leaders
Empower a Child at Bhalekane
Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.
Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.
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HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.
A fundraiser for Bhalekane CarePoint is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.
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