Help Poor Children Living with HIV to Feed Well

by Care For Healthy Life Initiative
Help Poor Children Living with HIV to Feed Well

Summary

This project will provide non-perishable food items with high nutritional value, to HIV treatment centers in Nnewi-Anambra State, to support the children who are living with HIV and are on antiretroviral therapy therein. These children needs to feed very well as they're taking their antiretroviral drugs, in order to continue building up their immune systems, to withstand the attack of the HIV virus on their T helper cells (CD4 cells), thereby achieving viral suppression and avoiding AIDS.

$50,000
total goal
$50,000
remaining
0
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Food is one of the basic needs of a child, taken to provide energy, maintain life and stimulate growth. Most of the children who are living with HIV, are either orphans or comes from poor families and as such, find it very difficult to feed very well, which adversely affects their drug adherence and immunity. For the antiretroviral drugs they're taking to work properly, they need to feed well too and with your donation, this will be achievable.

Solution

We'll use the funds that would be raised through this project, to provide non-perishable food items to HIV treatment centers in Nnewi and beyond, in order to support the feeding of the children who are taking antiretroviral drugs in those clinics. We will also monitor the effectiveness of this support, by going through the clinic's pharmacy daily worksheet during our visits and communicating with the children and their parents/guardians.

Long-Term Impact

By feeding well and taking their antiretroviral drugs, these children will be able to have a strong immune system (high CD4 cells), thereby suppressing the HIV virus and avoiding any opportunistic infections leading to AIDS. Providing food items for these children, will also help to retain them in care, as they'll be anticipating their next clinic visit.

Resources

Organization Information

Care For Healthy Life Initiative

Location: Nnewi, Anambra - Nigeria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CAHLINng
Project Leader:
Darlington Ezeagu
Nnewi , Anambra Nigeria

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