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.
Mar 31, 2015

Miriam

Miriam 1
Miriam 1

Miriam is 14 and is part of a family of five, including her father, mother and two sisters.  At first glance you would think that's wonderful.  Most of the children in our program are orphans living with elderly grandparents.  Miriam is blessed with a family! 

When you look closer, you find Miriam and her mother are the only family members infected with HIV.  Her parents are discordant, making the father unsupportives of his wife and daughter.  They had a small piece of land which he sold in 2013, leaving them stranded and homeless.  How does a mother move forward to help herself and her daughter in this situation?

Miriam and her mother are blessed by donors like yourself.  They are able to attend the clinic together, and Miriam is enrolled in school.  She is very active in her support group and her drug adherence is satisfactory.  During home visits, Miriam is found playing with other children in the community.  She supports the family in fetching water, making meals and doing garden work.

Your generosity has made this new life possible for Miriam.  She would not be thriving without medicine, school fees, pads and her support group.  You have donated much more than money, you have given hope!

Are you up for a challenge?  From April 27 through May 1, thousands of people across the world are coming together to unite against extreme poverty.  Will YOU be one of them?  Go to www.afcaids.org/live to learn more and to sign up.

From April 27 - May 1, thousands of people across the world are coming together to unite against extreme poverty.
Will you be one of them?  - See more at: https://www.livebelowtheline.com/us/challenge#sthash.Tc6QFYmp.dpuf

Please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org if you would like to learn more about our programs or find out how you can make a difference TODAY.

Miriam 2
Miriam 2
Miriam 3
Miriam 3
Mar 31, 2015

Greenhouse Update in Pictures!

Greenhouse
Greenhouse

Don't you love to see photos of the leafy green vegetables from the greenhouses in Mombasa?

How about all of those papaya hanging from the trees?

We are thrilled with the harvests and what they mean for our families.  However, it feels like we're spinning our wheels by renting a truck for a few months at a time.  The vegetables need to get to market to keep the program thriving, but we haven't been able to purchase a truck.  Not to mention the number of papaya they will need to harvest from the 1500 papaya trees we've planted!

Are you up for a challenge?  From April 27 through May 1, thousands of people across the world are coming together to unite against extreme poverty.  Will YOU be one of them?  Go to www.afcaids.org/live to learn more and to sign up.

From April 27 - May 1, thousands of people across the world are coming together to unite against extreme poverty.
Will you be one of them?  - See more at: https://www.livebelowtheline.com/us/challenge#sthash.Tc6QFYmp.dpuf

Please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org if you would like to learn more about our programs or find out how you can make a difference TODAY.

Inside Greenhouse
Inside Greenhouse
Papaya Trees
Papaya Trees
Mar 31, 2015

Changing Lives Every Day

Thembeni and Children
Thembeni and Children

Thembeni is a forty-five year old sickly widow who is looking after three children.  They live in the Mahwanke Village in the Gwanda District.  Their lives have been changed because of your generosity. 

Thembeni tells us ... "I am thankful to the people who donated porridge because my family has been struggling to get nutritional rich food.  The porridge is going to be of great help for the children who are going to school.  They can go after having a very strong breakfast of corn soya blend."

The family was also part of the families who received rabbits in 2012 and she is very happy with the performance of the rabbit project at her home.  Thembeni continues her story ... “The rabbit project at our home, where we were given two female rabbits has been a vehicle for a breakthrough iIn our lives. The number of the rabbits this year has gone up to eighteen.  We have given back two rabbits and have sold seven and I managed to buy uniforms for my children and pay school fees. We have slaughtered three as relish and the meat is tasty and tender."  The family presently has three rabbits and two of them are pregnant!

We share these first hand stories so you know exactly what the American Foundation for Children with AIDS is able to do with the funds you have donated.  Lives are being changed every day!

Are you up for a challenge?  From April 27 through May 1, thousands of people across the world are coming together to unite against extreme poverty.  Will YOU be one of them?  Go to www.afcaids.org/live to learn more and to sign up.

From April 27 - May 1, thousands of people across the world are coming together to unite against extreme poverty.
Will you be one of them?  - See more at: https://www.livebelowtheline.com/us/challenge#sthash.Tc6QFYmp.dpuf

Please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org if you would like to learn more about our program or find out how you can make a difference TODAY.

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