The kingdom of Swaziland is in crisis. It has one of the highest AIDS rates in the world, and in the 1990s the population was decreasing so rapidly that the UN estimated that the Swazi people would be wiped out by 2050. There are around 120,000 orphans and vulnerable children living in need. The Bulembu team are on a mission to provide these children with a future, starting with giving them a family.
Once a thriving mining town, in 2001, the mining company was liquidated and Bulembu was left abandoned. In 2006, God provided the path for the purchase of the 3,600 acres of property that comprise the town and the surrounding land. The property has been purposed to house orphaned and vulnerable children. The community and ministry have been blessed with the business leadership and experience to lead an amazing social venture.
The vision of Bulembu is to raise leaders while restoring a town for sustainable Kingdom transformation by restoring hope, equipping lives, and building family through Christ-centered community care and enterprise.
Today, there are almost 400 orphaned and vulnerable children that live in the formerly abandoned cottages of Bulembu. The children are fed simple but nutritious meals cooked by a dedicated staff. Another key component of what Bulembu Ministries does is teaching the children basic skills to succeed in life, such as tending to a vegetable garden, hand-washing and line-drying their clothes, and maintain the tidiness of their home.
The Bulembu Christian Academy is led by committed teachers and staff that incorporate strong Christian values into the education of the children. In Bulembu there is the Bulembu Community Church, a health clinic, a commercial bakery, small general store, and many other enterprises to the support the mission of childcare for the orphaned and vulnerable children who come to Bulembu.
Bulembu Christian Academy
Education is central to our vision in providing the Bulembu child with a hope and a future.
Bulembu supports the ongoing care of around 350 orphaned and vulnerable children.
Bulembu Ministries has found many opportunities to build innovative, sustainable and profitable businesses in Swaziland.
Bulembu Country Lodge
Our comfortable guest rooms have double beds and en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms are family rooms and can sleep up to four people, while the self-catering houses can accommodate up to 10 guests in each house, having one or two bathrooms.
The restaurant offers both a set daily menu of hot home cooked meals as well as tasty light meals like pizza, toasted sandwiches and salads to order
The Lodge provides a rich cultural experience by offering guests the chance to become involved in volunteering projects aimed at improving the town and welfare of its people
Activities include Emlembe mountain hike, Malanda village tour, Bulembu Museum, pool table, table tennis, mountain bike rentals, squash court and mini cinema.
Activities include Emlembe mountain hike, Malanada village tour, Bulembu Museum, pool table, table tennis, mountain bike rentals, squash court and mini cinema.
The kingdom of Swaziland is in crisis. It has one of the highest AIDS rates in the world, and in the 1990s the population was decreasing so rapidly that the UN estimated that the Swazi people would be wiped out by 2050. There are around 120,000 orphans and vulnerable children living in need, and having also having had severe droughts, the country has suffered greatly.
An orphan is a child who has lost one or both parents. Vulnerable children may have family but they are so poor that they are unable to provide for the basic needs of the child.
Our vision is to raise leaders while restoring a town for sustainable Kingdom transformation
We do this by restoring hope, equipping lives, building family through Christ-centered community care and community enterprise
"WE ARE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SERVING JESUS CHRIST THROUGH COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE AND COMMUNITY CARE"
Administration is the central element that ties Bulembu together and keeps the different arms functioning. We are always in need of more funding. For more information click on the video below.
We need to hire more social workers to ensure children's emotional needs are being met. For more information watch the video linked below.
SPONSOR A CHILD
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.