Food and Self-Reliance for 500 Orphan Families

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Jun 9, 2010

Visiting Zimbabwe

I am thrilled to be returning to Zimbabwe this month. It has been a year since our last visit and we are anxious to visit the children who are benefitting form your generosity. Not only do they receive daily meals thanks to the containers of food that AFCA (and you!) sent in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, but they also received animals in order to start growing small herds.

We found out that some of the kids just didn't know enough about husbandry to take animals home, so until they are properly trained, they will learn how to care for the animals in a communal setting. Each child gets to keep some manure produced by the animals to sell as fertilizer, and they also receive milk and eggs produced by the animals so they have something to eat and barter. All along, they eat the porridge they received, making sure they give their animals time to reproduce and produce.

This project is a huge success and we are so proud to be part of it. In fact, four more containers of nutritional support will be sent later this summer so the kids receive a full year of this gift.

I will return with photos and will be sharing them here for all of you to see. Keep your eyes peeled for our next update!


  • pmradics
    pmradics My kids love that we are helping children just like them around the world. Children without Mommies and Daddies who need our care and prayers
    • 5 years ago
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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
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Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States