Pie chart shows number of Partial Sponsorships required for our existing care of around 400 children

Bring hope to a child today. Orphaned and vulnerable children account for nearly one-fifth of Swaziland’s population due to one of the highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world. It may seem like an impossible task but you can be a part of the solution.

Bulembu Ministries and Challenge Ministries work directly with Swaziland Social Welfare to welcome children into our care program. Unlike other child sponsorship organisations, Bulembu Ministries is responsible for the total care of the child. We are the child’s family.

For sponsoring the further (tertiary) education of our Bulembu high school graduates, please see our Further Education Sponsorships page.

Step 1

Please select your country:

Step 2

Become a sponsor today for only $35 per month:

$35 per month


Full sponsorship

$269 or 9 partial sponsorships

Note: Sponsorship rates have been set dependent on fees and currency exchange rate for that country.

Holistic Care
Family homes
Healthy meals
Clothes and shoes
Medical Care
Quality Education

Our Child Sponsorship Programme

Bulembu’s Child Sponsorship Programme is a way to support the Bulembu vision as the town works to rescue children, raise leaders and rebuild a community and a nation. Unlike other child sponsorship programs, Bulembu’s Child Sponsorship Programme goes beyond simply supplying essentials like food, shelter and clothing. Child sponsorship ensures long-term, sustainable solutions by providing holistic care directly to children in need.

100% of all sponsorship funds go directly towards the child, providing coverage for all aspects of the child’s life: monthly medical, food, caregiver, clothing and housing, and education. Bulembu’s Child Sponsorship Programme gives Swazi kids the opportunity to thrive, to just be kids and to emerge as leaders in their homes, work, community and nation. We at Bulembu believe every child deserves the chance to have an education and fulfil their dreams.

Becoming a Sponsor

We are proud to share the stories of the children and the work in Bulembu and Hawane and hope you become part of the journey with us. Our goal is to update sponsors on progress on a quarterly basis and to update a sponsor’s child profile annually, on our Child Sponsorship website.

Updates that a sponsor receives include photos, information, videos.

Child Sponsorship letter
A sample of a letter from a sponsored young person
Child Sponsorship page example
Example of a Child Sponsorship page
Child Sponsorship info
You will also receive regular newsletters

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my financial support cover for my sponsored child?

Clothing, shelter, food, staffing, electricity, water, and a portion of education costs.

Can I give my sponsored child personal information? (home address, phone number, etc.)

No, your personal details will be kept in the office to maintain your confidentiality.

What information will I have access to in regards to the child’s details?

You will know their age, their name and what it means, details about their personality and hobbies.

Can I send things to him/her? (photos, clothes, sweets, etc.)

You can send things but we also encourage something that your gift can be used or shared with the other children in the house like a game or a book.

Am I allowed to visit my child?

You are welcome to visit but will not be introduced as their sponsor and
you will be able to spend time on their site to play and get to spend time with them and their caregiver.

Can I take my sponsored child “out” if I do visit?

You won’t be able to take them out of Bulembu.

How often will I get an update for my sponsored child?

You will get at least 4 updates a year, including a new photo.

What should I NOT say/ask if I write a letter to my child?

You may introduce yourself as a friend of Bulembu but please do not say you are their sponsor, and please don’t ask them personal questions about their past.

You can share within a letter information about your name, age, family and things you like to do etc.

Would my child know that I am sponsoring them?

No, the children know that Bulembu Ministries is helped in many ways for them to be able to live here, go to school and to achieve their hopes and dreams.

If I can’t commit to a monthly sponsorship, can I make a one time donation?

Yes, you can also do this through the website. Donate here »

Where would a one - time donation go? Allocated to what?

Your donation will go to the childcare department; we use donations to provide for events like the birthday celebrations, Christmas party, toys and equipment.