Food and Self-Reliance for AIDS Orphans

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS


AFCA will provide small livestock (chickens, goats, pigs, guinea fowl, or rabbits) to benefit children infected and/or affected by AIDS, as well a training needed to become self-sufficient as they raise flocks or herds for their own consumption and to sell. Large infrastructure help (boreholes, large hen runs, or rabbit homes) is also provided, when needed, in order to carry out these projects.
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Food insecurity is a big problem for most Zimbabweans, but it affects orphans even more. In the near past, the current government did not allow the import or distribution of food to Zimbabweans, while at the same time curtailing the provision of fertilizers for many years, effectively ruining crops and the supply of food. 3,000 children will benefit from this project.


Each orphaned child will receive nutritious food, giving them strength to be trained so they can engage in a viable sustainable livelihood activity - growing food and raising animals to replace food distribution with sustainable livelihood. Food will be: eggs, chicken, milk from goats, and veggies from gardens they learn to grow. This project provides a medium, and long term solution to hunger.

Long-Term Impact

3000 children plus receive good, nutritious food and life-saving skills, as they learn to care for animals they are given. This, in turn, will arrest the vicious cycle of hunger and food distribution year after year.


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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