Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo
Mel and Family
Mel and Family

Our partner recently visited Mel and his family to check on their progress.  Mel had a huge smile on his face as he said, “I want to thank the American Foundation for Children with Aids, for I am handicapped and they have helped me and my whole family.”  Mel’s family has produced many different types of vegetables, but have had the most success with beans.  They are thankful to have food in the family and a little money.  Just a little money allows them to share with others by giving their offering to the church.  Mel and his family feel like they are finally making a contribution to their community.

The report from our partner continues to tell us that the family received 3 rabbits from the project.  Those rabbits multiplied and Mel’s family was able to complete their contract.  They are able to sell rabbits and also use some of them for food for the family.  It’s a great accomplishment for them and they’re quick to encourage their neighbors to join them.

Mel’s children are healthy and well educated and he credits the livestock project for these blessings in his life.  Please know that your generosity is making a huge difference in life of this family and many others in the area.  Families are receiving the support and education they need to make this project successful.  We are changing lives, one family at a time.  Mel feels your love, and so do we at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this program or others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org

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Matthew
Matthew

Our partner recently visited Matthew and his guardian, Josephine, to check on their progress.  Josephine was overwhelmed with emotion as she said, "God is great.  I did not know that one day I would be supported by a project to satisfy my family, but when Matthew was selected for the AFCA project, I thanked God for granting me this blessing."

The family has produced many different types of vegetables and credits the training by the project director with their success.  Matthew and his family are able to eat their crops, sell some and also keep the seeds.

Josephine continues to report that they were given three guinea pigs, one male and two females.  She said they managed to master the breeding, and they expect to reimburse the project within the next several weeks.  This is a huge accomplishment for this family and Josephine is proud!

Matthew was not able to attend school, but the project has been life changing in this way too.  With the income from the crops, they are able to purchase school supplies and clothing.  Please know that your generosity is truly making a difference in Matthew's life, and many others in our program.  With our partners on the ground, the children and their families receive the support and monitoring they need to make this a very successful project.  We are changing lives day after day.  Matthew and Josephine feel your love, and so do we at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this program or others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org

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Angela and Joseph
Angela and Joseph

We're counting our blessings this holiday season at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.  It's been a great year and we have some incredible projects lined up for 2017.  All of them with the intention of helping HIV+ children and moms break the cycle of poverty!

Your support of this livestock project has been life-changing to the children in our programs.  Angela who is pictured here, is a window who had no means of feeding or caring for her children before entering the program.  The family received seeds for a garden and has grown corn, peanuts, cassava, beans and madesu.  Angela credits the program for teaching them to care for the garden and how to harvest the seeds for the next season.  This has been an incredible help as she cares for her family.  The garden and the crops have taken away their hunger.  In addition, the financial income helps to send the children to school. 

Angela has tears in her eyes as she talks about how the hen project has been an "oxygen balloon" for her family.  She is excited to report that they have returned hens back to the project and her contract has ended.  As a family, they eat eggs and chicken meat.  Angela tells us her family has never known this kind of happiness and extends her appreciation to you, our donors.  You will never know just how much the gardens and livestock have contributed to the good health and education of her children.

Your generosity is making a difference in lives of these children and young adults.  Thank you for supporting our work!  As you make your end of the year giving decisions, please keep us in mind so we can continue helping children in 2017 and beyond.  We wish you the best year ever, full of every blessing and happiness imaginable, knowing you are a hope-giver.   If you'd like to learn even more about what we do or how you can meet some of the children you have helped, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

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Carla
Carla

 

Words directly from Carla ..

Thank you to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS and its staff.  I was really poor and I managed to bear the burden of my family.  When I was chosen to participate in your programs, my family began to grow.  I've been able to grow vegetables, maize, beans and other produce.  We are able to eat and sell some to others so our family does not go hungry. 

I have also received 4 sheep - 3 females and 1 male.  I often had the threat of thieves in Gemena, so I requested help from the project manager.  They helped me transfer my animals to another village where they are safe.  Breeding has been successful and I now have 5 sheep.  I will soon be able to return 2 sheep back to the program so other families may participate and I will become independent.

Carla is able to share this amazing story because of your generosity.  Her family is no longer hungry, and she is able to educate the orphans in her care.  With our partners on the ground, the children and their families receive the support and monitoring they need to make this a very successful project. 

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this program or others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org.

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Ngbando Family
Ngbando Family

Greetings from the Ngbando family!  We are sending our thanks to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS for including us in the livestock project for orphans.  I am happy to send you a report on our family project.  I had no opportunity to educate my children until your help arrived.  We received seeds and rabbits and have been able to produce enough food.  We eat them and sell them to provide an education and clothing for our children.  The rabbits have multiplied to the point that we were able to complete our contract.  We now have 9 rabbits for the family!  With all my heart, I thank AFCA and your supporters.  God bless you and I hope this encourages you to continue this blessing. 

May these words from the Ngbando family bring you joy in knowing you have made a difference!  Together we are changing lives and the future looks brighter.  If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this program or others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org.

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