The Kudvumisa Foundation, based in Swaziland, is dedicated to providing quality, compassionate health care and empowering the disenfranchised to escape the grip of crushing poverty in the impoverished, marginalized, and isolated communities of Swaziland.
Outreach in Swaziland began under Kudvumisa Trust in 2008 with CHIPS (Children’s HIV Intervention Programme in Swaziland). CHIPS began as an intervention in the Maphiveni and Vuvulane communities in eastern Swaziland for impoverished and isolated HIV affected children and their caregivers to access health care from Good Shepherd Hospital, 50km away.
The Foundation (USA and Swaziland) was established to formalize the ongoing CHIPS program and put the infrastructure in place for the future vision of developing local clinics in these impoverished areas. Employing and training local Swazi’s to provide services into the communities gives us the double advantage of economic empowerment and also developing caring and compassionate staff familiar with the people and communities where they work.
They are committed to seeing this generation of children grow and develop to their maximum potential, without the bondage of poverty and HIV.
It is not enough to just provide HIV testing services in impoverished communities. It is essential to provide Christ centered compassionate care and provide a means to manage access to health care in these communities. Their staff continuously pushes the boundaries of who and where they can help, to allow even more people to receive lifesaving care.