Tag Archive for Swaziland

A story of Faith

Lord McConnell

Faith Shongwe is from Swaziland. She lives in a remote rural village and her life – and her family – have been fundamentally changed by the impact of HIV/Aids. But she is determined to build an independent income for herself and end the cycle of dependency that drives down her and her friends. She wants…

Inspired by benches and vaseline

Lord McConnell

I did not think the highlight of my week in Swaziland would be making Vaseline, but this life has many unexpected moments………so more on that later. I often read the complaint that too many are too dependent and incapable or unwilling to look after themselves. Today, I saw three projects that confound many of the…

Positive about women in Swaziland

Lord McConnell

I am in Swaziland this week to support and assess a new development project called Tools for Life. All the hard work has been done by Wales-based charity Positive Women, and the McConnell International Foundation has supported the pilot underway this month. I will try to Blog here on what I see, and on life…