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).
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