Discharged clients increase at Hope House

by Sr Elsa Joseph

The Story of Mr. Alfred Tfwala

Mr. Tfwala who was admitted at Hope was assisted by the social worker, who went around looking for his home until he was finally taken home, but the family did not accept him, stating that he is a witch, he has killed many people and they don’t want him in their home etc. Finally the social Hezekiel Ngwenya successfully managed to solve the problem and found a home for Mr. Tfwala. Read more

I will never forget you (Isiah 49:15)

by Bishop Jose Luis


It has become a tradition. I never asked when it started. I inherited from my predecessor Bishop Louis Ncamiso Ndlovu OSM when I became apostolic administrator of Manzini in 2012. Every year in January, teenagers or their relatives come to the Catholic bishop for some help to pay their High School fees.

Initially, as I shared in the past, I would do this alone. My secretary would let me know how much we had been able to collect during the previous year and I would just help on a first come first served basis.

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“Keep the promise – Know your status”

by Nercha Executive director

On Friday 30 November 2018, Hope House commemorated the 2018 World AIDS day under the theme “live positively – Know your status”. The speeches reminded us where we are coming from and how much has been achieved. We remembered the suffering, the tears, the struggle to keep our hope alive, the funerals we attended. We pray daily to God, asking Him to keep us strong but also to help us stop so much suffering. God listened to our prayers. Though there is still no cure for Aids, it is no longer a death sentence. Read more

Organizing the Service of Charity in Southern Africa

 by Makhundu William Kelly

A meeting of Bishops Presidents, National Directors and two Programme Officers from each IMBISA Zone country was held at the Padre Pio Conference Centre in Pretoria from October 29 to November 03, 2018.

Caritas IMBISA Zone comprises of nine countries located in Southern Africa. Namely, they are Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho (Zone Coordinator), Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Read more

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