Fight HIV/AIDS and poverty in rural South Africa

by NCITC - Nyangazezizwe Community Information and Training Centre


Train home-based caregivers and traditional healers on HIV/AIDS treatment, provide food and health services to children and the elderly and improve income-generating projects for families in rural com

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South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world but few people can access essential treatment. In rural areas people live with poverty, violence, abuse, poor health and unemployment. They lack access to water, sanitation, health care and education. Women face the greatest burden because they must find ways to earn income while caring for their family. Rural communities depend on traditional healers to provide treatment in areas where there is no healthcare system.


Train caregivers on traditional healing and HIV/AIDS, provide health care, nutrition and support to the elderly, orphans and terminally ill and improve income-generating projects (sewing, bead work and vegetable garden production).

Long-Term Impact

Well-trained caregivers and traditional healers will be able to support the healthcare needs of rural community members, improve the quality of life for the elderly, children and terminally ill, increase employment and decrease poverty and through in

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

NCITC - Nyangazezizwe Community Information and Training Centre

Location: Flagstaff, Eastern Cape - South Africa
Gillian  Wilson
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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