KCA is committed to providing emergency supplies to 850 children in Swaziland, with the support of SWAPOL. KCA is delivering emergency supplies to those who need it the most. These emergency supply baskets include nutritious food, soap as well as candles and matches due to the lack of electricity.
For $24 a family of 5 will receive one month’s supply of food and essential items.
The Kingdom of Swaziland suffers from the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world, poor sanitation and wide-spread poverty. Life expectancy in Swaziland is already only 57 years, and more than half of the population is made up of orphaned or vulnerable children. The spread of COVID-19 will have a devastating effect on this small kingdom and its population of 1.1m people.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, hunger was widespread across Swaziland. Roughly 232,000 people (25% of the rural population) were expected to experience severe food insecurity as per the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).
The rate of poverty among child-headed households has since increased during the lockdown. This pushes already vulnerable households into desperate situations in order to make a living to simply put food on their table.
Your support is critical:
With your contribution we will ensure: - Mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic. - Ensure that families have food to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Without our amazing partners and supporters, KCA wouldn't be able to make this possible.
Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL) was formed in 2001 by five women who were encountering stigma and discrimination from their families and communities. The organization now provides care and support to over 45 communities infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people, particularly women and children infected and affected by HIV /AIDS in Swaziland.