November 2020 Updates



Hlalisile’s Chicken Project – Swaziland

In Swaziland, Hlalisile runs a Place of Safety which was funded monthly by small donations. Aside from breeding chickens, she bakes and sells cup cakes outside schools to generate income for electricity and water. Due to Covid, this has ceased as she is not allowed to move around. She currently has 7 permanent children plus other children who are accommodated on a daily basis. They require food, clothing, and medical care.

Hlalisile has dedicated herself to making sure these children are clothed, fed and have a place to live. Having such a big and compassionate heart, Hlalisile decided to give chickens to those in the community on a credit and wait for them to pay at the end of the month due to the current financial struggle. This is something she did not prepare for when she started the business. With this said, there is a demand for chicken broilers in their area as this generates a much quicker turnover than breeding chickens. Which also means that earning an income is quicker. Due to the intense heat in Swaziland (42 dg C), chickens need more food, meds and cover. The start up cost for a broiler is about $650 CAD which accounts for 100 chicks. MVC is committed to assisting Hlalisile and her community to ensure that they receive their nutritional, financial and medical needs.


We have raised $200 CAD so far and therefore, need to raise about $450 CAD for this first broiler to get back up and running. This is a far better option than any other project in terms of providing essential needs in her area.


If You Would Like to Help Assist Hlalisile and Her Efforts to Get the First Broiler Running,
Please Click Here to Donate Now!

* Under ‘Please State The Gift You’d Like To Give’ select ‘Agricultural Sustainable Efforts*




New Project: KEDHAP – Kisumu, Kenya

We are very excited to share a new partnership that is currently in the works of assisting a project in the area of Kisumu, Kenya called KEDHAP (Kenya Economic Development Human Advancement Project). This project involves education, women empowerment, and assisting those with HIV/AIDS. KEDHAP is the development, peace-building and relief arm of Kenya Mennonite Church in the Diocese of Kisumu East. They seek to bring change to the community through the projects that encourage those living positively with HIV/AIDS to adopt greenhouse farming, and much more. As KEDHAP emphasizes: In the right hands, a little support goes a very long way toward empowering the poor to break the poverty cycle!

We will be sharing more information in our next update!

More news & updates from Impact Hope

Peacemaking Initiatives To Resolve Tribal Conflict

Peacemaking initiatives in Kenya are important as they provide a platform for dialogue, reconciliation and healing for people affected by conflict and violence. We are so grateful to Nigerian Ph.D. Dr. Dorcas Ettang, a Senior Lecturer in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, for willing to provide solutions to some of the challenges KEDHAP is facing in their tribal peacemaking initiatives.

The event was held online on April 29, 2023. The audio recording is available in this blog post.

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Be a Virtual Mother to a Vulnerable Child!

As we approach Mother’s Day, let us take a moment to reflect on the incredible role that mothers play in our lives. They are our caregivers, our teachers, and our biggest supporters. Unfortunately, not all children are blessed to have mothers or mother figures in their lives.

This Mother’s Day, would you like to change a child’s life by filling it with hope? Love starts with YOU!

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International Volunteer Week: Melanie’s Story

This week is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of volunteers worldwide. Through their dedication and hard work, volunteers are making a positive impact in their local community and beyond. During this week, we are highlighting Melanie Magel’s story. Melanie started her journey with Tat’s Place, our children’s home in Puerto Maldonado, in 2019.

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