Mpaka is located in eastern central Eswatini in the Lubombo District.
Eswatini has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world and many children in Mpaka have lost one or both parents. Orphans and vulnerable children are taken in by “gogos” (grandmothers) or other family members. The grandmothers are very poor and have little to no means to feed and care for the children. Many of the children are facing malnutrition and are at high risk for life threatening disease. After observing the malnourishment of children within the community, Pastor Magagula began providing food and caring for their critical needs. The ministry at Mpaka CarePoint will begin to break the cycle of poverty and slow the increasing number of orphans.
The HopeChest Team Supporting Mpaka
Community Partnership Manager
Empower a Child at Mpaka
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.
Story of Impact from Eswatini
Meet Eswatini’s New Country Director, Bheki Motsa!
Bheki Motsa / February 18, 2020
He may be Eswatini’s new Country Director, but he he’s not new to HopeChest’s mission. Meet Bheki Motsa, and hear about his 13-year story from translator to Country Director!
Fund a Project at Mpaka
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.
Your meaningful gift to fund a project at Mpaka 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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