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About Us

MusaweNkosi was established in 2001 with the vision of helping children that have been severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in rural communities around Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

Projects are community based seeking to help orphans and their guardians in their homesteads.


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; Eniwe and eNseleni. 


Eniwe is out in the rural areas to the South of Empangeni and eNseleni is a township to the North East of Empangeni. Where is Empangeni? Click here for Google Map of our location

Our Aim

The Challenge

Many children have lost their parents due to AIDS. After their parents death, they are either left alone or in the care of relatives (aunts and uncles or grand parents) who often have other related orphans to look after.


MusaweNkosi Ministries endeavors to:

  • Undertake door to door visits identifying potential orphans or those children in desperate need

  • Seek to care for children in a family environment

  • Provide food (food parcels), clothing, counseling and love

  • Assist families to receive foster care grants

  • Hold community meetings to consolidate projects

  • Sustain a feeding program for the child headed home

  • Ensure children start school and liaise with local schools