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.
May 28, 2015

In Zimbabwe now

My name is Tanya and I am in Zimbabwe, southern Africa right now. I visit from time to time to make sure that what we've promised the children is being delivered to them.  In this case, I am making sure that AIDS orphans are receiving seeds, training and support so that they can eat healthfully and can remain healthy and full, even during times of drought.  Seeds for 2500 orphaned families are being distributed as I type - beets, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, onions, beans, greenbeans, and so much more!  Each family is receiving 7 packets of seeds so that they can have a variety of veggies on their plates, to complement their sadza (a corn based mush that is the "filler" for most zimbabweans).

It is so exciting to see little seedlings coming up, showing us that the seeds are viable, healthy and ready to be planted by all the orphan families.  Along with the seeds the families receive training in conservation farming - how to grow veggies in arid areas.  This is good, as the rains have not been good this year in Zimbabwe and we expect a shortage of food affecting a large percentage of the country. Our kids will be ok, though - they will have their gardens and they know how to grow with little to no water.  Because of YOU, kids like Charles and Dickens and Suzan and Sipho will eat.  Because of YOU, they have hope.

Thank you fo rmaking this project happen...it's so good to be here and to see the miracle seeds that will change lives.

Apr 14, 2015

Matching Day is Today!

Dear Friends,

Today is a matching day at Global Giving, meaning that every dollar will be matched by 50%, growing your donations immediately.  Right now, if we come in one of the first 5 organizations with the most unique donors, we will also receive a bonus!  So...it is all good.

If you can, would you consider donating even $10 to this project today? Donations must be made by 11:59pm EST.  Please tell your friends about this great project - you supported it in the past and have received reports of how well the kids are doing, thanks to YOU.  Kids like Mary, who just regifted three goats to another family, fulfilling the requirement of giving to another once she had enough goats in her flock.  Now, she stays in school, she eats well, her garden flourishes, and she has hope.  Yes, because of you.

Will you help us one more time?  Again, as little as $10 goes a long, long way.

Thank you for sharing on social media and email!

 

tanya

Mar 31, 2015

YOU Have Made a Difference!

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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