This project will empower families affected by HIV and individuals living with HIV to better nutrition, improve incomes and restore economic productivity. The funds raised will establish a food bank for nutrition and grocery store to provide a source of income, routinely manage group green house and start a micro-health insurance scheme for accessing health at local health institutions to treat opportunistic infections, transport to access health care where service is not locally available
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A HIV positive status often has an adverse impact on socioeconomic status by stifling the infected individual's ability to work, earn a living and support their family. Lack of an adequate and balanced diet accelerates the morbidity and mortality of infected individuals since the anti-retroviral Medication that is distributed free by our government needs to be accompanied by a good diet. Food insecurity is high in our region because it is semi-arid with unreliable rainfall patterns
How will this project solve this problem?
Funds raised will enable us to improve agribusiness and small scale business activities to provide steady source of income to 100 affected families. A revolving fund and micro health insurance component will be started to help save for health care, small loans will help businesses gradually improve, increased incomes will enable savings to increase to meet basic needs like children education, meet challenging health needs that are of an opportunistic nature
Potential Long Term Impact
1. Better nutrition for PLHIVs and Orphans 2. Source of Income for poor families 3. Turn the poorest of the poor into community and family developers as they save for longer term investments like children''s educations 4. Beneficiaries will be equipped with new skills and knowledge to help them solve community challenges and family difficulties especially in the areas of agri-business and entrepreneurship
Total Funding Received to Date: $877
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $877 . The original project funding goal was $10,650.