Project #16049

Food for 115 AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe

A microproject by American Foundation for Children with AIDS


This project will provide 115 children aged 1 - 18 years old with healthy food for a month, so they can return to school and concentrate. It is a short-term solution to intense hunger felt by children in Zimbabwe, but one which complements a medium and long-term solution - gardens and livestock.
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The country of Zimbabwe has been hit hard by bad governance, drought, and failed crops. Now, the World Health Organization and the World Food Program are announcing a continuance to the long-standing drought. This will affect millions of people, including their children in our programs. Without water, they cannot grow crops. Without crops, they will go hungry. With hunger, they drop out of school.


The provision of porridge is necessary, especially during times of acute hunger, as Zimbabweans are experiencing right now, due to drought. We will purchase the porridge as locally as possible and will deliver it to the children most affected by hunger, feeding them through this terrible time. They will be able to recover their strength and will return to their every-day lives, attending school once again.

Long-Term Impact

school and to their daily routines due to the provision of fortified porridge. With renewed strength, they will be able to make it until the next rainy season, when their gardens should produce fruit.


UNICEF Zimbabwe Information
Zimbabwe Country Information
Food Insecurity in Zimababwe - World Food Program

Organization Information

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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