Eswatini Electricity Company and World Vision Eswatini form partnership to support 1,200 vulnerable people

Partnerships, Eswatini
Tuesday, April 4, 2023

World Vision Eswatini (WVE) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Eswatini Electricity Company (EEC). The partnership has been further solidified by a generous lump sum endowment of E952,731 (approximately USD 53,000) from EEC.

The donation will be allocated to two projects. E792,731 (approximately USD 9,600) will be dedicated to the goat farming project, which will benefit youth from the Sigwe community in the Lubulini constituency. The remainder of the funds will be directed towards the reconstruction and revitalization of a preschool in the Malindza Refugee Centre, benefiting both preschoolers and primary school children.

This partnership between WVE and EEC highlights the potential for collaboration between organizations to significantly impact Swaziland. WVE expressed gratitude for the generous contribution and looks forward to the continued partnership with EEC.

This partnership is established to benefit about 1,200 people in their families, including children.

“As WVE, we value this partnership since it is a fulfillment of what we’re beginning to venture on as an organization- which is toughening partnerships in this country so that they fund their own development. This will be a fruitful partnership since it will support the most vulnerable child-headed families, children and the youth”, Tinah Mukunda, World Vision Eswatini’s National Director expressed her gratitude.

Ms. Tinah also pointed out that the projects this money will support will ensure sustainability because of the organisation's capacity-building measures.

“We are building business and financial management capacity, linking the project participants to markets and helping them create value chains,”  she said.

Meanwhile, Eswatini Electricity Company (EEC) Managing Director, Mr Ernest Mkhonta, echoed the fact that EEC is keen to support activities that will boost the country’s economy, youth development and capacity building.

“This is one of the ways the EEC seeks to empower the country's youth and alleviate poverty. Such partnerships also help ensure quality education within the country. We are grateful to work with an organization that shares the same vision as us and has deep roots in accountability," he said. 

World Vision believes that only by working together with children, their communities, and our supporters and partners, can the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children be transformed. No organization or government working alone can solve child vulnerability.