Power of Love Foundation

Our Mission is: To turn back the tide of the global AIDS epidemic through innovative community responses that increase the effectiveness of prevention and care efforts. Our Vision is: A world where the AIDS epidemic is in continuous retreat, and people living with HIV/AIDS have access to loving care and treatment in an environment free of stigma and discrimination.
Dec 18, 2016

Thanks and happy holidays

A grandma at her store
A grandma at her store

The Power of Love team would like to wish you a happy holiday season and express thanks for your caring, encouragement, and support throughout the year. 2016 was an extraordinary year for families in our micro loans program. With your help, we could provide business training and loans to 150 first time women entrepreneurs who completed business training and started businesses. Today, we have more than 600 businesses operating successfully in the community. Loan recipients have seen a marked improvement in the diet and health of their families, are able to keep children in school, and have built strong relationships and partnerships with others in the community. In addition to providing a source of income to business owners, these businesses provide convenience as community residents can make purchases in smaller quantities closer to home. In addition, residents have an opportunity to sample new products since many businesses, such as hair salons, are new to the community. These outcomes have led to a community that is better informed about HIV care and prevention, is more self-reliant, and stronger than before.    

Plans for 2017: With your continued support, we would like to provide an additional 100 new loans and business training to first time women entrepreneurs in Zambia. This will bring the total number of active loans to 472 benefitting more than 3,400 people directly and an equal number indirectly.   

Our holiday treat for you: Please take a moment to enjoy this short video, that showcases two little girls learning to dance with older kids. We are sure this video will brighten your day.

Sending you a giant wave of love and best wishes for a joyful holiday season.

Loan recipients exchanging notes at a meeting
Loan recipients exchanging notes at a meeting
An entrepreneur selling pop corn
An entrepreneur selling pop corn
Charcoal business
Charcoal business

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Dec 18, 2016

Thanks and happy holidays

The Power of Love team would like to wish you a happy holiday season and express thanks for your caring, encouragement, and support throughout the year. 2016 was an extraordinary year for children and families in our “Safe Park” program which is free and open to all children in the community. With your help, we could provide a safe and happy environment for orphans and vulnerable children to learn and play. Today we have 760 children enrolled and about 70 children participate each week. "Safe Park" activities provide a sense of wellbeing and inclusion as all participants, irrespective of their HIV status, interact and play educational games. In addition, our nurse assesses the children’s mental and physical development, and signs, if any, of trauma, grief, and abuse. If needed the Nurse counsels the family and provides advice regarding next steps.        

Plans for 2017: We are raising funds to expand our “Safe Park” program to a new community. We have identified two communities that have at least 750 children who could benefit from a “Safe Park” in their neighborhood.

Our holiday treat for you: Please take a moment to enjoy this short video, that showcases two little girls learning to dance with older kids at one of our “Safe Park” activities last summer. We are sure this video will brighten your day.

Sending a giant wave of love and best wishes for a joyous holiday season.

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Nov 6, 2016

"Safe Parks" Makes the Children in Matero Happy and the Community Stronger

Children enjoying a new set of dolls
Children enjoying a new set of dolls

You are making a difference! As a result of your generosity we are able to provide a safe and learning environment for orphans and vulnerable children from Matero – a community that is characterized with a high incidence of HIV, TB and malaria. Most residents in this community are poor and live on less than $2 per day – defined as extreme poverty by the UN.  

Given below is a story of a typical child who has benefitted from regular participation in "Safe Park" activities and is on track to become a role model for younger children.

Peter is a 12-year old orphan who enrolled in our “Safe Park” program about two years back but started participating regularly 12 months back. He lives with his aunt and cousins in Matero. At the time of enrollment, Peter was quiet, withdrawn, did not smile, missed school regularly and had few friends. Over the last year or so, Peter’s personality has changed and he is a different boy in many ways. He now interacts well with his peers, attends school regularly, has several friends, and like most children his age loves playing soccer. Peter’s aunt is happy as he is doing well at school. She said that the “Safe Park” program has made a significant impact on Peter. Also, his aunt said that Peter is turning into a responsible young boy as he helps with chores at home. Peter participates in all “Safe Park” activities, expresses himself freely, and likes playing with the other children. In addition, he proudly shares his report card with the counsellors during educational activities. We are confident that he will be a wonderful role model/mentor for other kids as he gets older.

This program is making a positive impact on the children from the community of Matero. The children seem happy while playing and learning and better adjusted to home and school. Almost all children who participate regularly show a significant improvement in their overall health. And with better health they are able to attend school, learn and make their families and the community stronger. 

More important, “Safe Park” activities are having a greater impact on children who have been traumatized and/or abused. In these cases, there has been a reduction in grief and trauma, and the child’s relationship with the family has been positively reinforced. In addition, the children develop a sense of belonging and hope for the future.

Your gift of fun and learning, continues to benefit more than 650 children from the community of Matero in Lusaka, Zambia. Thanks!

Children playing and learning
Children playing and learning
Best friends
Best friends
More playtime
More playtime

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