About Us

Charmain Coertzen, El Shaddai Ministries’ Founder, knew since the age of 13 she was called to the mission field. Her heart for the needy continued to grow, and in obedience to her calling she began her missionary training at Africa School of Missions at age 28.

In 1998, God called Charmain’s family from South Africa to Swaziland to begin a children’s home. He promised her family that provision for the ministry would depend solely on Him, not man. He has remained faithful to that promise for the past 17 years.

God’s abundant provision for El Shaddai has remained nothing short of miraculous as He continues to bless and build this ministry. Through the generosity of donors and partners, El Shaddai has expanded to include a community church, a no-fee school for local children, a garden, and a farm. Charmain believes El Shaddai Ministries can become self-sustaining with God’s continued provision.