In February 2009, a member of the Chelmsford Warehouse team travelled with a “Samaritans Purse International” team from the UK to Swaziland, to distribute Christmas Shoebox Gifts.

Swaziland is a small country facing big issues. One in four adults live with HIV, the highest prevalence rate in the world. There is also a high risk of contracting other illnesses which contribute towards the lowest life expectancy in the world, just 31 years.

In recent years, more than a quarter of the population have needed emergency food aid. The team distributed gifts donated to the “Operation Christmas Child” project to school children, individuals in their homes and local communities.

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