Swaziland

On July 11, 2006 Rick and Wendy took a 36-hour journey across the world to our “next life’s first chapter” in Swaziland in southern Africa. Our adventures and life-changing experiences from July to December 2006 are chronicled in pictures, brief descriptions and travel journal. Then returning 2 years after we lived there, we were reminded that Swaziland is truly a beautiful country. Below are the stories of several different kinds of enterprises that are helping the Swazi people to survive the HIV/AIDs epidemic that has devastated their population with one of the highest rates globally.

Swaziland: Emafini and Swazi Landscape

Swaziland: Emafini and Swazi Landscape

Our home from July to December 2006 was a cute little cottage at Emafini Compound, a few miles outside of Mbabane.  Swaziland had about 1.1 million people at that time, most living rurally but with two major cities of approximately 100,000 each: Mbabane, the...

Stormy Swaziland

Stormy Swaziland

Throughout our six months in Swaziland, many storms passed through.  Strong gale force winds hit central Swaziland on the night of August 2, 2006.   The damage was many fallen trees and power and water outages for several days in many places nearby.  A tree fell...

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