High atop the Lubombo Mountains of Swaziland there is a choir.A choir composed of young people from the most remote and rural areas of the country. Some of them are orphans, some of them HIV positive: all of them are united by a single purpose – Compassion. The Possible Dreams International (PDI) Choir sings songs of hope to those living affected by extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS in the rural regions of Swaziland. When PDI builds a house or helps grow a vegetable garden for a destitute family, the choir is there to herald the new chapter in the lives of these people with song and dance. When a patient is bed-bound in their hut due to terminal AIDS or virulent tuberculosis, the choir gathers round the walls of the home and sings of hope and quiet joy in the face of adversity.
In a country with the highest prevalence of AIDS in the world, where 10% of the population are orphan children and over two thirds of all people live in conditions of extreme poverty, the Possible Dreams International Choir is a voice of vibrant hope in the darkness.
Armed with music, humility and a belief in the dignity of every human life, this is a choir which seeks neither adulation nor fame….They want only to be Voices for the Voiceless.