Food and Self-Reliance for AIDS Orphans

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
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


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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

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

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