Two days after I got back from Zambia we headed to Swaziland for a few days. This time, I was not alone! Jed and Pam came, and so did Dave from Canada. Here are a few highlights...
We met a whole bunch of volunteers who do home-based care for sick people and vulnerable children. Everything in Swaziland is really spread out, so some of them walk for hours just to visit a household of orphaned children...regularly! These are the volunteers posing in front of a maize crib, used for drying corn, that was built by a Hands team about a month ago.
Pam brought about a dozen beautiful homemade quilts from a group of ladies at Grace Church in Hibbing. Not only will they bless families who are cold this winter season, but the ladies were also inspired to try to make their own quilts with a recent donation of sewing machines!
You've heard about chickens in Swaziland before...these are a new project. Not layers this time, but broilers! The project will generate income for careworkers and feed hungry children.
This old lady takes care of the chickens full-time. Taking care of 700 chickens is a lot of work! Fortunately, she has help from these twin boys, who Nomsa (coordinator for the community organization) has taken in since their father died. The boys help feed and water the chickens every day.
I love Swaziland. It's a beautiful country, and the people are incredibly generous. It was a blessing to be able to share a few days there with Jed's mom. Thanks, Pam! We have some great memories of your time here, and we'll miss you a lot!
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