Water harvesting project

By Machawe Ngcamphalala

The project is very helpful to the people of Swaziland especially as the world is faced with serious droughts and floods brought by climate change.

Caritas implemented the project in the Lubombo region in Lubulini a community under the St. Philips Parish.

The Lubombo region is the most affected by drought in the country and it is the same region that has the highest prevalence of HIV and AIDS, and T.B. cases. This community has a greater number of most vulnerable people and child-headed families or orphans who stay with their grannies. Read more

Health and education

By Machawe Ngcamphalala

DIOCESE OF TAICHUNG

The Diocese of Taichung, every year sends a team of 32 people which consist of Catholic medical students and qualified Doctors. They conduct free clinics at different communities where Caritas is operating and also donate clothing to those in need. Last year (2015), the team gave free medical services to more than 600 people in Sitsatsaweni NCP, community members at Ndzingeni Nazarene Schools as well as community members in surrounding areas.

The children and few community members were given treatments for different diseases such as skin diseases, HIV testing, ear and eye problems, stomach-ache and headache. Elderly people were treated for back pains, blood pressure, ear and eye problems as well as knee problems.

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Caritas programmes

By Machawe Ngcamphalala

Caritas Swaziland is the extended arm of the Catholic Church, which is a non-discriminatory and voluntary organization that is entrusted by the Church with social responsibility.

The organization has seven programs namely; Orphanaid welfare, Food security and rural development, Hope House, Home based care, Justice and Peace, Micro-Projects and the Refugee section. These provide different services to the Swazi nation as well as other nationalities most particularly under the Refugees section.

This report however is concentrating on the Orphanaid welfare which receives quarterly subvention from Government to implement various projects in order to assist the families who have lost their economically active heads. Read more

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