V&V and Providence are committed to communities – in both Calgary and faraway places like Africa. We’re honoured to be a small part of an exciting sustainable development initiative in the village of Bulembu, Swaziland. Bulembu is the site of a former mining town that went bankrupt in the early nineties.
Today, the village is being transformed into a self-sustaining community where orphaned and vulnerable children are given access to quality education, health services, stable family structures, employment and hope for the future. In a small, marginalized nation devastated by AIDS, transforming Bulembu is a large, ambitious project.
It takes a village to raise a child, and that’s exactly what Bulembu is doing – providing orphaned children with the resources, education and family structures they need to become tomorrow’s leaders and restore the social fabric of Swaziland.
Bulembu is changing that. With the help of a network of giving partners, Bulembu is working to create futures for orphaned children by transforming this once-bankrupt town into a thriving, self-sustaining community.
Together, we are making a measureable difference in the lives of many. As part of our commitment, we and our development partners are donating funds for the following projects:
- equipment for a yogurt and dairy juice blends manufacturing facility that builds on the success of the existing dairy business
- a container of 500mL bottles and coolers for expanding the existing spring water filtration and bottling business
- a new dining hall for 200 orphaned children
- two new school classrooms for the Bulembu Christian Academy High School
To learn more about how Bulembu is shaping the
future of Swaziland, visit bulembu.org