Umliba Loya Embili Project


Umliba Loya Embili Project

It’s a 3-year project that is funded by the United States Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (UASID). The project is targeting 10 – 19-year-old adolescent girls; 10-17-year-old vulnerable adolescent boys The project was officially launched in July 2015.

Project Vision

Adolescents are healthy, resilient and living in an environment where families, communities, and civil society; promote their optimal care, protection, and well-being.

Project Goal

Swaziland’s response to the HIV prevention and impact mitigation needs of vulnerable priority populations is improved.

Project Objectives

  1. Scale up integrated evidence-based HIV prevention and OVC services for vulnerable adolescents.
  2. Strengthen the institutional, operational and advocacy capacity of CSOs to effectively contribute to an HIV/AIDS free generation.


The beneficiaries for this project are;

  • Female OVC Caregivers
  • OVC/Y boys and girls aged 10 – 17
  • Loss of one or both parents
  • Adolescents living in child-headed or elderly headed households
  • Adolescents who have dropped out of school or at risk of dropping out
  • Adolescents living with HIV
  • Adolescents living with disability
  • Adolescents with parents/caregiver living with HIV (or chronic illness)
  • Adolescents living in adversity (experiencing neglect, extreme poverty, violence/risk of violence)


 Pact Partnership with Compassionate Swaziland

Compassionate Swaziland has been awarded a major grant from USAID and PEPFAR through Pact. The grant will take HIV prevention and OVC impact mitigation needs to greater heights in the period of the three-year partnership in implementing Umliba Loya Embili “Youth Going Forward “project. The projects targets adolescents aged 10 – 17 years who are OVCs, living with HIV, disabled and female caregivers. The project Umliba Loya Embili is being implemented by Compassionate Swaziland in Mpolonjeni (Lubombo region), Mtsamba (Shiselweni region) and Ngwempisi (Manzini region). In Mpolonjeni Inkhundla the project is implemented in the following chiefdoms; Shoba, Mpolonjeni, Ndzangu, Sigcaweni and Ngcina. In Mtsambama the project is implemented in Bhanganoma, Magele, Mbhoke, KaZenzile, KaGwegwe, Godloza and Ekwedzeni chiefdoms. In Ngwempisi Inkhundla the project is being implemented in the following chiefdoms; Mgazini, Bhadzeni 1, Bhadzeni 2, Mahhashini, Macudvulwini, Velezizweni, Ngcoseni, Khabonina, Dladleni and Lushikishini.