Nomsa Maseko
Caregiver
Mayaloza Project Site
Mayaloza Vurhonga Project

 

                                   

Broiler Chickens
Nomsa’s Children
Mayaloza Site
Construction of Chicken Coup

THE FAMILY

Nosma is married to David and they have four children, Nontsikelelo (17yrs), Sphesihle (13yrs), Ncedisive (11yrs) and Seluliwe (6yrs). They look after six extra children who are orphans, Welile (15yrs), Wandile (12yrs), Joseph (11yrs), Theresa (8yrs), Samkelo (3yrs) and Andiswa (2yrs). They are not able to send all their children to school because the resources are not enough. She grows vegetables to sell in order to earn a living but it is difficult to have enough food and money for clothes and school fees for all the children at once.

Swaziland has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world at about 40% of the population. Life expectancy is 33 years. Rampant poverty exaserbates the spread of HIV as desperate children and women exchange sex for food. Starting a sustainable, profitable business is part of a holistic approach to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and keeping more children from losing their parents to the disease. Clean water, HIV/AIDS education, and spiritual development, combined with economic empowerment, provide hope for the future that is sustainable.

Vurhonga means “New Dawn”

It is our aim to give these families a new hope, a new day, a sustainable way in which they no longer have to struggle to provide for themselves and the orphans they care for.