Hey everyone!! My church is in great need of blankets/throws to take with them on their mission trip for the people of Swaziland.
Swaziland is a small country, about the size of the state of New Jersey. The
population is around 920,000 people. The figure from 2000 was 1,000,000; however, the HIV - AIDS pandemic is taking the lives of thousands of Swazis. Swaziland leads the world in the rate of infection with HIV - AIDS. Recent figures published in Swaziland showed 47% of the population is HIV+. Officially, the rate of infection is 43.7%. The BBC is projecting that Swaziland will become the first country in modern times to become extinct by the year 2030 unless something changes.
For the past four years Life Fellowship has sent a team of men and women to Swaziland to minister to this country. Our focus has been on projects and programs that will allow this country to begin to heal itself from the inside out. To this end, we have taken on larger projects such as building schools and orphanages, as well as purchasing a brick making machine that has allowed one village to not only build additional infrastructure, but to start a business of selling bricks to other villages to raise money to further impact Swaziland.
If you're like me, and you have extra blankets/throws/quilts that you have made, please consider putting them to good use. They can be ANY size!
Please contact me directly for additional information:firstname.lastname@example.org