SOS Children's Villages in Swaziland

No other African nation is as affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic as Swaziland. Tens of thousands of children lose their parents to the disease and grow up without parental protection. The life of most Swazis is marked by high levels of poverty and joblessness. SOS Children's Villages has been supporting the country's young people and children since the 1980s.

Little boys smiling for the camera - photo: G. Bieringer
Little boys smiling for the camera - photo: G. Bieringer
The kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country situated in Southern Africa. The majority of the country's population live in rural or semi-rural settings and follow traditional ways of life.
Young boy during a reading lesson at school - photo: G. Bieringer
Young boy during a reading lesson at school - photo: G. Bieringer