American Foundation for Children with AIDS

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) is a non-profit organization providing critical comprehensive services to infected and affected HIV+ children and their caregivers. Our programs are efficient, promoting self-reliance and sustainability. Since 2005, in collaboration with our in-country partners, we have served tens of thousands of families in some of the most underserved and marginalized communities in Africa. Our areas of impact include: medical support, livelihoods, educational support and emergency relief.
Michael's Education
Michael in an AIDS orphan who is also HIV+. He doesn't have anyone to help him cover costs for his uniform, shoes, school fees, occasional transportation, or books, but he sure wants to keep going in his Form 9 class. We want to keep Michael in school, too! We (and he) know that this is an incredible chance for him to move forward and hopefully, out of the slums of Mombasa. With a little help, Michael can keep going and going and going.
Let's keep girls in school
A girl can miss up to 8 months of schooling every three years due to school days missed because she doesn't have sanitary pads to use. Leaves, paper, rocks, and rags is what she'll have to resort to if she doesn't have sanitary pads. Add to that the lack of school fees and you have the recipe for disaster. Together, we can help change that! project reportread updates from the field
Food and Self-Reliance for 500 Orphan Families
AFCA will provide food for six months to 500 orphan families suffering from food insecurity, giving them strength to receive training on how to grow food and how to raise their own animals. AFCA will provide chickens, goats, pigs, guinea fowl, or sheep to orphan families, as well a training needed to become self-sufficient as they raise flocks or herds for their own consumption and to sell. This gives them a life skill and allows them to move towards self-reliability and sustainability. project reportread updates from the field
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
This project will supply 50 HIV+ children with daily life-saving medicine in Uganda for an entire year. HIV+ children desperately need medicine to combat opportunistic infections (pneumonia, thrush, tuberculosis, etc) and to keep full-blown AIDS at bay. This project will also provide 10,000 HIV testing kits for pregnant moms and for children. This lets us to know who needs medicine. 50 children will receive a year of medicine and 10,000 people will be tested. project reportread updates from the field
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
This project will provide funds to purchase goats, chickens, sheep, pigs, guinea fowl, and/or rabbits for children affected/infected by AIDS. The children and guardians will receive training in husbandry and basic veterinary skills, as well as porridge (spot gap while animals grow) and seeds for gardens. This short and long-term sustainable program will benefit over 1500 children and 300 guardians. project reportread updates from the field
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
During this desperate time of drought, children in the American Foundation for Children with AIDS's programs have been affected. While we have helped keep them alive and healthy through the AIDS pandemic, it is tragic that hunger would take them. With this project, we will establish a long-term solution through a large community garden, greenhouses, and training for the community we serve. The specialized training is for gardening in arid areas which receive little rain. Join us! project reportread updates from the field
School Fees for AIDS Orphans
Children affected/infected by AIDS have a difficult time attending school due to the fees due. Uniforms and supplies are needed, too. You can make a huge difference by paying for a year of school. project reportread updates from the field
Provide Youth in Zimbabwe with Hope
Provide youth infected and/or affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe with whatever they need in order to continue their education, whether it be food, training, medicine, school fees, or supplies. We will be targeting over 200 children and youth, giving them the tools necessary to return or stay in school, knowing that sickness, hunger, lack of funds, lack of training, and other obstacles often will keep under privileged children out of school. project reportread updates from the field
Goats for children affected by HIV/AIDS
Buy some goats and seeds for orphaned families in Uganda - and improve a child's potential in life. Malnutrition is a serious and widespread problem in Uganda, but you can help fight it through the gift of goats and gardens. So simple, yet SO powerful! project reportread updates from the field
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo
This project will provide 104 AIDS orphans and their guardians with training, livestock, seeds, and counsel so they may become self-reliant. These children have suffered through the death of their parents...they don't need to fear for their futures and how they will pay for food, rent, clothes or food. Through this project, these small orphaned families will receive the hand up they need to move forward. project reportread updates from the field

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