Fight HIV/AIDS and poverty in rural South Africa



Train home-based caregivers and traditional healers on HIV/AIDS treatment, provide food and health services to children and the elderly and improve income-generating projects for families in rural com

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world but few people can access essential treatment. In rural areas people live with poverty, violence, abuse, poor health and unemployment. They lack access to water, sanitation, health care and education. Women face the greatest burden because they must find ways to earn income while caring for their family. Rural communities depend on traditional healers to provide treatment in areas where there is no healthcare system.

How will this project solve this problem?

Train caregivers on traditional healing and HIV/AIDS, provide health care, nutrition and support to the elderly, orphans and terminally ill and improve income-generating projects (sewing, bead work and vegetable garden production).

Potential Long Term Impact

Well-trained caregivers and traditional healers will be able to support the healthcare needs of rural community members, improve the quality of life for the elderly, children and terminally ill, increase employment and decrease poverty and through in

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $0

Funding Information

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 $0 .  The original project funding goal was $6,250.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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