eSwatini has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence, with some reports as high as 43% HIV-positive. Consequently, over 10% of the population is made up of orphaned and vulnerable children who suffer from malnutrition, poverty, abuse, and illiteracy.
This is why on May 25, 2019, I'll be traveling with other Liberty Public and Community Health students under Give Hope, Fight Poverty to eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). Here, we will host rural medical clinics, assist with sanitation and hygiene programming, nutrition support, as well as gaining valuable learning experiences with pediatric HIV clinics, rural schools, and child-headed households.
Give Hope, Fight Poverty's mission is to foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs that engage US participants with communities abroad and work together to educate, empower, and lift orphaned and vulnerable children out of poverty. With your help, we can work to fulfill GHFP's mission and make a real difference in the lives of Swazi children in need!