Global Outreach

World Vision Child Sponsorship

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Members Sponsor 50 Children in Umzimvubu, South Africa

Umzimvubu is a poor community of several villages in South Africa, near the eastern border of Lesotho. Many problems afflict children living in Umzimvubu: food shortages, inadequate housing, a lack of education, and the effects of widespread HIV/AIDS infection.

Some quick facts about Umzimvubu

  • 98% of classrooms lack basics like furniture, textbooks and toilet facilities
  • Only 5% of households have a consistent, sustainable food supply
  • 50% of households are caring for at least one orphan or vulnerable child

Through Sponsorship in Umzimvubu, World Vision is:

  • Providing children and families with supplemental food, clothing, medical care and skills training
  • Paying children’s tuition, providing school uniforms, textbooks and other learning aids
  • Sharing Jesus’ love with those who need to know Him
  • Planting new farms, improving classrooms, and providing new economic opportunities for families
  • Caring for those suffering from HIV/AIDS

To read more about Good Shepherd’s support of the Umzimvubu Area Development project please read this PDF.