Project #1679

Footsteps In Hope: Walk to Enhance Public Health

by Mississippi Conference of the UMC
$8,857 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Walk to provide funding and resources for the operations of HIV-related Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centers (VCTs) and clinics in sub-Saharan Africa and the United State.


Because HIV affects numerous aspects of life and society, our initiative provides multiple areas of support and services. Through partnering with community-based establishments in Zimbabwe, we work to supply prevention, counseling, and education resources, while increasing medical and nutritional support for AIDS patients. In addition, we focus on empowering families and individuals through support groups, child education programs, and income generation projects.


Though Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centers (VCTs), people in need receive counseling and medical assistance, anti-retroviral treatment, nutrition resources, and other forms of support in income generation projects, child education, clothing, etc

Long-Term Impact

The project helps to sustain programs in local VCTs, which service 2,000-3,000 people a year. These ground-based institutions facilitate discussion groups, education, and income generation projects to increase community HIV and public health support.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Organization Information

Mississippi Conference of the UMC

Location: Jackson, MS - USA
Project Leader:
Liz Coleclough
Jackson, MS United States

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