Cabrini Ministries is a faith-based / community-based nonprofit organization working in the Lubombo lowveld of Swaziland. Its mission is to provide comprehensive care for those infected and affected by HIV, AIDS and TB in the rural chiefdoms of Ngcamphalala, Mamba, and Gamedze. Cabrini has been in these chiefdoms since 1971 responding to the most pressing needs of the communities. In 2002 all resources were refocused towards Healthcare and care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children. (OVCs)
Cabrini utilizes healthcare, childcare, education, and agricultural development to address issues in the local community brought about by the HIV and TB pandemic which is gripping the nation. The HIV prevalence rate in the catchment area is estimated at 50% with high TB comorbidity. This is coupled with an 18 year drought, high unemployment rates and a significant lack of healthcare and childcare services. Despite the many challenges Cabrini is bringing about its vision of “Restoring Life.”
If you would like to learn more about the organization, we encourage you to read Love and Death in the Kingdom of Swaziland, a book about the work of Cabrini Ministries. We also recommend the following video.