Swaziland

Conclusion of Nhlulweni KaGogo Center Latrine Project – Swaziland

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Lewis Kiker. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to build a public latrine for the community center. Lewis reports:  The latrine at the Nhlulweni KaGogo Center is up and functioning! The community really came together to construct […]

Nhlulweni KaGogo Center Latrine Project – Swaziland

Location Nhlulweni, Manzini Region, Swaziland Community Description Nhlulweni is a rural community with about 350 homesteads and approximately 3,000 people. Due to the very high unemployment in the area, the population relies on subsistence farming. Swaziland currently has the highest prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the world, and this community has not escaped the devastating […]

Conclusion of Nyetane Neighborhood Care Point Latrine Project – Swaziland

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Shari Orr. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to construct pit latrines at the center. Shari reports: The Nyetane NCP committee received the funds for the pit latrine project on 18 February, 2014. The project leaders immediately […]

Nyetane Neighborhood Care Point Latrine Project – Swaziland

Location Nyetane community, Mpolonjeni chiefdom, Lubombo region, Swaziland Community Description Nyetane is a small community located in the rural reaches of Mpolonjeni chiefdom. There are approximately 750 residents in the area spread over 120 homesteads. There are two small shops, a high school, a primary school, a preschool, and a Neighborhood Care Point (NCP). Some […]

Maseysini Borehole Project – Swaziland

Location Ndima Homestead, Maseysini Community, Shiselweni Region, Swaziland Community Description Maseysini is located on the main road between Mahamba and Nhlangano. The area of the community this project will affect is a close-knit section on top of a hill. The nearest water source for this area of the community is in the garden, fifteen to […]

Peace Corps Permagarden Training – Swaziland

This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION. This project has been completed.  To read about the conclusion, CLICK HERE. The first training of our Permagarden Training Initiative – Worldwide will take place in November 2017. Peter Jensen will train Peace Corps Volunteers and staff in Swaziland with […]

Conclusion of Ndvwabangeni Dam Project – Swaziland

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Melissa Lin. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. This project was to construct a scoop dam as a means to alleviate the water shortage. Melissa was unable to finish the project before her Close of Service, and the project […]

Conclusion of Natural Well Development Project – Swaziland

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Serena Parcell. To read about the beginning of this project, CLICK HERE. The project resulted in the conversion of a local naturally-occurring well into a functioning tap. Serena reports: On Wednesday, the 19th of May, we officially opened the completed water project in […]

Ndvwabangeni Dam Project – Swaziland

About 80% of the population in Swaziland relies on subsistence farming for their survival. As a result, water availability is a huge issue for the country. It is a problem that is especially pronounced in the rural areas where there is an increased dependence on farming. A shortage of water means that a family cannot […]

Natural Well Development Project – Swaziland

Swaziland is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered on the north, south, and west by South Africa, and on the east by Mozambique. It is a small country, no more than 120 miles from north to south and 80 miles from east to west. The western half is mountainous, and the eastern border with […]