Pasture Valley Farm & Children's Home

Pasture Valley Children's Home

Our Story

Aware of the hundreds of neglected, orphaned and struggling children in the region, we at Pasture Valley had long felt a calling to do more than just farming and to extend our hands, to care for and make a home for them. In 2002, after hearing the inspiring story of a South African farmer and evangelist who was caring for 20 orphans on his farm. we felt that we could do the same on our farm. We prayed that God would somehow confirm our shared desire to turn n abandoned house on the form into a children's home. The same week, the overburdened SOS Children's Village in Nhlangano visited the farm, asking if Pasture Valley would be willing to create a residential care facility to assist in the care of orphans. It was exactly the confirmation that we were waiting for and we were confident that God supported our ambitions. Immediately, we began remodelling the old house (now David House) and figuring out exactly how to run a home.

By October 2003, Pasture Valley Children's Home was open, Gogo Constance was hired as a housemother and the children's home was sent their first child: a 3 month-old baby girl. Today, many years later, Pasture Valley provides a stable Christian home to around 60 children referred by churches, child welfare organisations and the Kingdom of Eswatini Police Department Child Protection Unit. Though these children represent only a small fraction of the Kingdom of Eswatini's orphans and vulnerable children, Pasture Valley has given them a brighter, more certain future.

Over the years the number of children (and houses) has grown. In addition to the children living on site, Pasture Valley also supports several hundred in the community with food packages, school uniforms, clothing and other help. The community support is coordinated by our social worker. Several of our older children are now adults with many living and working away from Pasture Valley.

Our Caregivers

Everyday tasks at Pasture Valley Children's Home are taken care of by the home's caregivers. In addition to cooking, cleaning and gardening, these women are the primary caregivers for all of the children at the home, providing assistance with homework, medical and emotional support. Their job is not an easy one, caring for multiple children, with various individual needs requires a lot from them but with the help of God, they are able to wake up everyday and answer their calling
Picture of Gogo Constance: First Housemother
Gogo ("Grandmother") Constance Mamba was appointed as housemother when the children's home first opened in 2003. During her interview, she described a recent dream in which she was surrounded by many children, saying that she knew God was calling her to care for children. Gogo Constance retired a few years ago but continued to visit the children when her health allowed and prayed for them each day.  Sadly, Gogo Constance passed away in January of 2021.

Our Houses

We have 5 children's homes on the farm. Our homes are fully furnished and each has a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, toilet, sitting room, bedrooms as well as a playground.

Contact Details

Peter & Michelle McCubbin
Pasture Valley (Pty) Ltd.
PO Box 1129
Kingdom of Eswatini
Cell: +268 76023935
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We are located in the southern part of Eswatini - a short drive from Nhlangano Town. The border post of Mahamba (to South Africa) is about 16 Km away, along a good road. The nearest South Africa town - Piet Retief - is an easy drive of about 50Km.
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