MusaweNkosi was founded in 2001 with the vision of helping children that have been severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Children are the primary victims of this epidemic as often parents pass away leaving children alone or in the care of distant relatives. Traditional family life has disintegrated with families being very dispersed because of travelling for work, sickness or death. This leads to instability which puts children in a very vulnerable position and they become key targets for rape and abuse.
MusaweNkosi works in two main areas; eNtoyeni and eNseleni. eNtoyeni is out in the rural areas to the north of Empangeni and eNseleni is a township to the north-west of Empangeni.
The children's home is situated in the rural area of Entoweni, 26km outside of Empangeni. The decision was taken to build the house out in the rural area so that the children could stay in their local schools, remain in their community, culture and they would be near their extended family.
In 2004 the 1st of our 4 houses was started and the 1st children moved in. Since 2010 the site is registered as a children's home and up to 30 children can officially be placed in the home.
The children are looked after by a team of house parents who cook, bring them to school, play with them and are there if the children have problems.
On the property of the site you find four houses, in which the children and the house parents live, a kitchen house, where they cook and eat, and a large area for the children to play.
We hope to provide a loving, nurturing and Christian environment where we help the children develop to their full potential.