S.W.A.W.P.R.I. operates on Farm Kanabeam in the Karas Region
of Southern Namibia where the Nama Nation is located. The
Nama live on various "locations" in an area where most forms of
employment are difficult to impossible to find. Consequently,
the Nama subsistence and housing is substandard by all
modern measurements. They are a destitute, forgotten and
poorly supported people. Our organization attempts to improve
all of the standards for the Nama people within financial
restraints of the corporation.
This is accomplished by providing meaningful employment for the
Nama in our operations on Kanabeam. Personnel working on
Kanabeam are generally employed through an independent
contractor and in some cases direct by the corporation. This
method provides excellent wages, housing, water, sewage,
food and clothing to these workers which exceed African
Namibia imports over 95% of its vegetables. Vegetables on the
market have been culled over, are generally of poor quality and
expensive, even when they can be found. To rectify this
situation, the corporation is in the process of establishing a
Hydro-Ponic facility to grow vegetable crops on a year round
basis which are of excellent quality and available to workers,
their families, and other needy persons at no costs. This will
markedly improve the diet and health of the Nama.
The Nama Nation is a religious and Christian people. The
corporation supports their spiritual needs through an "All Faith
Chapel", electronic sermons, Bibles, literature and visitations by
selected Ministers and Pastors, not missionaries. The spiritual
support is designed to expand.
A special trade school is planned to further the educational
needs of the Nama and to train them for better high-tech
positions in life. This will include computer sciences and other
subjects which will be of use in their nation and elsewhere.
Clinics are planned to provide both acceptable medical and
dental support to this needy nation. At present, government
operated hospitals are poorly staffed and offer the sick little
sympathy and only a "pill" on visitation. This quality of
treatment extends to persons with broken bones, twisted, torn
and bruised ligaments, and most other ailments. Upgrading the
quality of care is a humane requirement. The corporation
maintains a small medical clinic and dispensary for emergencies
or first aid treatment only at this time.
The corporation plans to expand these kinds of support, as well
as other worthwhile community projects through the various
"locations" where the Nama dwell.
Your financial support for the corporation's undertakings and for
the Nama of Namibia are a must. Great work can only be
accomplished with a strong, consistent financial base. You can
help in a forgotten part of the world.
|Typical conditions for the Nama tribe