American Foundation for Children with AIDS

The mission of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS is to improve the lives of children and youth struggling with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We provide cost effective relief, services, medical and social support, education and advocacy to help these victims achieve their full life potential.
Jun 22, 2012

Visit to Mombasa's Gardens

Jube, Rama and Me
Jube, Rama and Me

I had the opportunity to visit our projects in Mombasa, Kenya and was so happy to see what I saw. I saw a 50-acre plot of land bursting with maize, sorghum, peanuts, passion fruit, cow peas, tomatoes, and cassava.  I also saw the huge need for a borehole, as the rains just won't come and we are in peril of losing all this good food. 

It was so encouraging to see the good that is being done and to know that if we have just one or two good, soaking rains, the garden will produce enough food for many children, allowing them to take their medicine on full bellies.  It was also frightening to think of what will happen if we don't get the rains and the drought continues to affect this land.  With that in mind, we are thinking of the possibility of digging a borehole and are in the middle of getting quotations in order to see what is possible.  If anyone out there knows of someone who can help us with this, please write me at tweaver@AFCAids.org.  The need is huge.  So is the amazing outcome.

Follow me on my journey from project to project so you can see all the good that AFCA is doing through donors like you.  Please feel free to share the blog with others, too!  http://afcaids.blogspot.com/

Thank you for being part of our work of for providing life to many.

tanya

Corn!!
Corn!!

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Jun 20, 2012

In Zimbabwe

A boy and his goats
A boy and his goats

My family and I are spending the summer in Zimbabwe, seeing first hand and in detail how the projects AFCA has supported are doing.  We are also having the amazing opportunity to deliver livestock and experience the joy felt by the guardians and children who receive the gifts.  We are simply loving every minute of this adventure, even when we don't have electricity or water for 24 hours at a time.  Wednesday is a good day because we have both water and electricity all day long...the only day of the week.

Yesterday, we delivered 60 goats to 20 families in a small village called Coronation, outside a town called Masvingo.  It was so exciting!  I got to tag ears while a veterinary vaccinated the animals.  We handed them out to the families and rejoiced as they sang, clapped and stomped, showing their happiness at the gift.  They know that if they follow our process, they will soon become self-reliant, able to pay for their own medicines, school fees, rents, and food.  This is our goal - work ourselves out a of a job.  We have a long way to go, but little by little, we will get there.

Thank you for being part of this great work!  We couldn't do it without you.  If you'd like to follow our adventure, please check out http://afcaids.blogspot.com/.

Tanya

Thank you from Masvingo
Thank you from Masvingo

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May 3, 2012

Request for Meds

Wow!  We have received a huge request for meds!  It is for 3 months, for 10,000 children throughout Uganda.  Quite the request, but we are going to try to fill it.  Would you mind helping us spread the word?  Maybe one of you (and some of your friends) would like to make a donation to honor your mom or grandmother on Mother's Day and you want her to receive a card that lets her know how much you love her AND that your gift to her is to save the lives of some precious children?

If you'd like to do that for your mom (as a mom, I know your mom will love this gift!), just select the third giving option, “gift or in honor of,” under the orange donate button on the project page. GlobalGiving will send the gift recipient an email, print-at-home, or physical card. GG offers several fun card designs and they give you the option to choose a design customized for our project.  Pretty cool!

So, why not celebrate your loved one while helping us reach our goal of sending medicine for 10,000 Ugandan children for three whole months?  Come on...you know your mom will love it!

~ tanya

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