Known as “The Nation of Orphans”, Swaziland is one of the smallest countries in Africa, yet it has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the entire world. Because of this, more than 150,000 children are orphaned and alone and do not have the resources for food or education. The Khayamandi Foundation focuses its efforts on supporting the educational needs of these orphans, including school supplies, uniforms, and shoes. Thus far, the foundation has helped to contribute more than $15,000 towards these efforts, through support of Warren Baptist teams that work each year in Swaziland.
Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but like much of South Africa, it is a paradox. The beauty of the landscape is contrasted with disease and poverty which leaves so many children living as orphans. In conjunction with a local agency, called Home for Home, Khayamandi has stepped in to help support and maintain foster homes for these little ones. During trips to Cape Town, the needed upkeep and maintenance is performed to keep these homes in a safe, working order, as well as working with the “house” mothers and children.
The work the Khayamandi Foundation is doing in Knysna, South Africa, is done through partnerships with local Knysna organizations. Through these partnerships, orphan care is supported — which includes an educational foundation as well as a sports outreach program. Khayamandi has helped to provide a soup kitchen, a skills development center and emergency shelter within the impoverished townships surrounding Knysna. Khayamandi has provided funding and construction support for four building projects in Knysna, as well as funding scholarships for our ten students.