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.
Oct 1, 2014

Fields of Hope

Othiliah
Othiliah

Primrose is an 11 year old girl.


Anabel is a 10 year old girl.


Limpert is a 6 year old girl.


Eric is a 1 year old boy.


What do they have in common? All four children are HIV positive. And all four children are orphans sharing a home with 55 year old Othiliah. There is more, they are a family blessed beyond words by your generosity!
Othiliah tells us about the porridge they received ...


"The corn soya blend is a great blessing for my family. We were feeling the pressure of our hunger, and considered eating field produce which has not matured. With this porridge, the children will be able to go to school full and very strong. The harvest in the fields will not be compromised as we wait until the crops mature."


Can you imagine facing such a decision? The hunger of your family must weigh heavily on your heart. Othiliah was considering compromising their crops when hope arrived in the form of porridge. Thank you for being a part of the hope that saved this family's crop and staved their hunger. Your generosity is felt each day that Primrose, Anabel and Limpert are able to attend school with full bellies.


Would you like to learn more about our projects and the work we are doing every day? Please write us at tweaver@AFCAids.org. And, check us out on Facebook and Twitter and see what else AFCA is up to (@AFCAids).

Oct 1, 2014

Training Leaves Little Room for Failure

Othiliah
Othiliah

Meet Othiliah, a 55 year old guardian. She takes her reponsibility to heart in caring for the four children in her care.  She shares her home with Primrose (age 11), Anabel (age 10), Limpert (age 6) and Eric (age 1).  They are a family bound by Othiliah's love and dedication.

Othiliah and the children have been blessed beyond words by your generosity!  She tells us about the rabbits they received back in 2012 ...

"We are enjoying the fruits of the project.  We have sold six rabbits and we managed to buy uniforms and pay school fees for the children.  So far we have slaughtered five rabbits as relish and the whole family enjoys the meat.  This is the best project.  I wonder why other people struggle, because if you apply what is taught during training and report quickly if a rabbit is not well, there is no room for failure.  This is a project I cannot stop talking about! "

Thank you for being a part of the hope that keeps this family going.  Can you imagine 6 rabbits helping to provide school fees and uniforms?  Amazing!  Your generosity is felt each day that Primrose, Anabel and Limpert are able to attend school.


Would you like to learn more about our projects and the work we are doing every day? Please write us at tweaver@AFCAids.org. And, check us out on Facebook and Twitter and see what else AFCA is up to (@AFCAids).

Sep 23, 2014

The Difference YOU Have Made

Please meet Bongiwe, a 15 year old girl from Mahwanke Village in Zimbabwe.  Bongiwe is an orphan and lives with her grandmother.  Their family was blessed by our distribution of goats back in 2012, where they received three female goats.  What difference can two years make in the life of this family?

The number of goats has increased to six!  Bongiwe is very excited to share their progress ...

"I am happy to own such a large number of goats.  It is more exciting that ther are two goats that are already pregnant and I am looking forward to looking after the kids.  I like the kids more because they are very playful and their fur is soft and shiny.  We will also be getting a lot of milk."

Thank you for making a difference in the life and future of Bongiwe and her family.  Your generosity makes a huge difference!

Would you like to learn more about our projects and the work we are doing every day? Please write me at tweaver@AFCAids.org. And, check us out on Facebook and Twitter and see what else AFCA is up to (@AFCAids).

 
   

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