our festival beneficiaries
In line with MTN Bushfire’s signal call to action, #BRINGYOURFIRE, that encourages making a tangible difference towards achieving positive social and environmental change, MTN Bushfire supports two beneficiary organisations. Our beneficiaries are Young Heroes, which assists children and youth orphaned by HIV/Aids, and boMake Rural Projects, which empowers women artisans and their communities in rural Eswatini.
These two organisations stand right at the heart of the festival’s social mandate, having received support from MTN Bushfire for many years. Please help support these amazing organisations, as they make a tremendous positive difference to the lives of thousands of women and children in rural Eswatini.
#SHAREYOURFIRE with every purchase of a festival ticket and help support our festival beneficiary Young Heroes. A portion of every ticket sale goes directly to this NGO, meaning that every festival-goer automatically Shares Their Fire with orphaned and vulnerable children and youth in Eswatini.
Collectively, we have sponsored over E2 million, enabling Young Heroes to provide food and clothing to hundreds of
orphans. The festival’s deep partnership with Young Heroes dates back to the very first MTN Bushfire. Young Heroes began as a response to the large number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Eswatini.
It was established by the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA) and was launched in 2006. Young Heroes provides relief services to thousands of orphans through life support grants, vocational skills training, healthcare, HIV prevention, early childhood care and development, and projects sustaining Orphaned and Vulnerable Children at Neighborhood Care Points.
BoMake Rural Projects
#WEARYOURFIRE with MTN Bushfire’s hottest range of merchandise and directly support our festival beneficiary boMake Rural Projects, a non-profit which empowers 800 women artisans, as well as the rural communities in which they live, in Eswatini.
“BoMake” means “women” and boMake Rural Projects works to make a sustainable impact in Eswatini through equitable social and economic community development projects. BoMake Rural Projects manages and benefits from festival merchandise, so every piece of MTN Bushfire merchandise purchased by festival guests contributes directly to ongoing projects supporting health, sanitation, nutrition, education, and income-generation projects.
Since 2010, MTN Bushfire has contributed over E1 million to boMake Rural Projects. You can also Tap-Out by donating any remaining funds on your festival pass at the end of the festival and help boMake bring clean water to rural communities. Over 20,000 people have benefited from boMake’s water projects to date.