Umthunziwethu-- Our Shelter Children` s Ministry
managed by R. Oborski
Umthunziwethu Childrens Ministry is a ministry to the children
living in the Jozini Area. It is a non-profit organization. Umthuziwethu
Ministry is devoted to find new meaningful and sustainable solutions
for the impoverished children and people living in Jozini, Kwa-Zulu Natal,
Jozini is in the heart of Northern Zululand and it is a beautiful part of South
Africa but our population is made up of many unemployed poor people
who are suffering from T.B and Aids.
Our orphan-care program currently supports 60 orphans. The region of
Jozini has an exceptionelly high unemployment rate, there is
poverty, violence, crime and a high infection of HIV.
Many children lost their parents to Aids and because of extreme
poverty it is very difficult for the extended family to raise these
orphans. In many cases there are only the grandmothers left or the
orphans themselves are left alone as child headed house holds.
These children are without protection and extremely vulnerable.
Right now we support the orphans, approxiatemately 60,
at home with food parcels, we invite them for work-
shops and we visit them in their homes. We distribute
whatever donation we get, but we can only give what
we receive ourselves.