This project will provide a home with a caring, self-sustaining environment within a family structure for 100 children and adults infected and affected by HIV-AIDS in rural South Africa
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The stigma and the devastating socio-economic consequences of HIV-AIDS are leaving more and more children and adults homeless in South Africa. It is not uncommon for people to have to endure hunger, abandonment, beatings, rape, and murder attempts in addition to the symptoms of the disease. We are building a home for 50 children and adults near the village of Coffee Bay, Transkei, one of the poorest areas of the country that has been most hardly stricken by the pandemic .
How will this project solve this problem?
The home will provide food, shelter, and a caring environment within a family structure. It will also function as a community center offering free meals, preschooling, counseling, advocacy, employment, and transportation to hospitals.
Potential Long Term Impact
Our Place is fighting the dehumanizing effects of HIV-AIDS by improving the quality of life of at least 50 people who who cannot rely on their biological families or public assistance for the fulfillment of their basic human needs.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.