Food and Self-Reliance for AIDS Orphans

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Vetted
Apr 27, 2011

Return to Zimbabwe

I can't believe that it is time to plan my visit to Zimbabwe!  As usual, I am so excited to get back there and to see, talk and play with the children whom we support.  In fact, my family and I will move to Zimbabwe for three months next summer because I want my children to get to know the kids they've heard about all their lives. 

Zimbabwe is one of my favorite places on earth, even though it might be a little sad and broken. When people ask me why I like Zimbabwe, I simply envision the people I've met there - their tenacity and will to move forward, no matter what is put in front of them.  Hard working and with a smile on their face, they are a symbol of grace during a very difficult time in their history.  I love hearing them sing in 6 part harmony - so effortless and so gorgeous!  I like eating their food, hearing their stories, and traveling through their incredible land.  What a beautiful country Zimbabwe is!

So, of course, it is with such joy that I can report that children are doing well - that they are eating the ATMIT we sent, that they are receiving the medicines they need, that girls are attending school thanks to the feminine products we've sent them, and that they are growing up.  Yes, they are growing up and I can't wait to see them to hear their stories from the past year and to see how the goats and chickens we gave out are doing.  I am excited to see lives changed!

Thank you all for making our work in Zimbabwe possible.  If you can, please tell others about what we do there.  We need many, many people to care for the children in that amazing country because we want all those children to dream of their futures, knowing they are possible.

On behalf of the children,

Tanya Weaver

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AFCAids.org
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.