In February 2009, I travelled with a “Samaritans Purse International” team from the UK to Swaziland.
Swaziland is a small country facing big issues. One in four adults live with HIV, the highest prevalence rate in the world. There is also a high risk of contracting other illnesses which contribute towards the lowest life expectancy in the world, just 31 years. In recent years, more than a quarter of the population have needed emergency food aid.
Our team distributed gifts donated to the “Operation Christmas Child” project to school children, individuals in their homes and local communities.
More information about the Shoebox Project can be found at https://chelmsfordteams.info