Guba, meaning 'to dig' in SiSwati, was founded in May 2009 in an effort to make a positive contribution to the AIDS pandemic devastating Swaziland by alleviating poverty through training in sustainable agriculture, natural building and natural resource management.
Swaziland is a small, landlocked country where:
- over 70% of the population live in rural areas
- 40% are estimated to be unemployed
- 26% of the population aged between 15 & 49 years are HIV+
- 69% live on less than $1 per day
- 70% of adult females living in rural areas are illiterate
- 47% of the population are under the age of 15
- while 24% rely on food aid to survive.
These statistics represent thousands of individual stories of survival against adversity. But who wants to just survive? We want to support people living in our local communities to obtain a better quality of life, not just survive.
Believing that sustained, positive difference can be achieved using simple solutions to solve complex issues, our small team of dedicated professionals research & develop innovative & appropriate responses to design & plan a brighter future with the people of Swaziland.