May 18, 2020

Kameron Receives Lifesaving Medicine

Kameron is one of the peer volunteers at the clinic and he was rushed into the clinic after 2 days not being able to talk. He was brought into us in a confused mental state, in and out of consciousness. Caretakers reported that he had received treatment from a nearby clinic, but could not provide any documentation. Emergency care was given and an ambulance was called to transport him to the hospital and he was admitted.

He was diagnosed with meningitis. Two days later, he developed a blood clot and the hospital had run out of lifesaving drugs. The medicines to manage these conditions are very expensive, and Kameron being a clinic volunteer, could not afford this treatment.

Thanks to the AFCA funds, we were able to procure medicines for his treatment throughout the two weeks period he was admitted. He has now recovered from both the meningitis and the blood clot is gone as well.  Kameron has been discharged from the hospital and is regaining his energy and getting ready to come back to the clinic to serve his fellow patients.

Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa. thank you for your continued support of this important project.  If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

Mar 26, 2020

Wilma's Family Builds Sustainable Housing

Wilma tells us that her family's situation was very unfortunate.  She was not interested in country work and they had no animals.  The family's diet was so precarious, the children regularly fell ill.  And she lacked the money to care for them or send them to school on a regular schedule. 

Wilma’s main activity was to buy some cassava in small markets in villages to make chikwangues and sell, but the income did not cover the family burden.  The AFCA livestock project came at a desperate time.  The family received training in agriculture, livestock, gardening and so much more.  Having received the seeds of food crops, vegetable, rabbits and a water filter brought the joy of work for the entire family.  Field products help Wilma’s family in consumption, school, dresses, caring for the children and housing.

Having returned their rabbits to the Breeding Centre, the rabbits help in consumption, selling to such an extent that children study normally.  The health of the family is well.  Combining field products and animals, they built a sustainable house that is in the finishing stage.  Wilma says her family's life has changed and she is thankful that her family was selected for the project. 

Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa. thank you for your continued support of this important project.  If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

Mar 26, 2020

Katelyn Builds Her Own Home!

Katelyn is one of the beneficiaries of the AFCA project in Karusandara.  She is an HIV+ caregiver and a widow who takes care of her three children. She has also benefited from the three trainings of crop production, animal production and village saving and loaning associations.  Katelyn is very happy with this AFCA project because of the great things she has achieved from the project.

Katelyn tell us, “The AFCA project has done great things in my life. I was given knowledge in the form of trainings in both crop and animal production which has greatly improved my farming and rearing practices. The village loaning and saving association in which we trained and started is also doing well!  I was given some goats and my animal project is also doing very well. The goats have produced and I have been able to sell some to solve some other emergencies.  I have bought cement, sand and gravel to use in the building of my home.  I hope to complete the house after this harvesting season."

Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa. thank you for your continued support of this important project.  If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

 
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