Project #8864

Keep Zambian Mothers & Infants Healthy & HIV Free

by Firelight Foundation
Dec 5, 2011

Mansa's Progress - Three months

Thank you for helping us to reduce the transmission of HIV from mother to child. Fifteen gifts so far have totaled $1,100! Your support is deeply appreciated and critical to our mission.

The work of Mansa Network of People Living with AIDS continues, and we hope your support lasts. Please help us raise the additional $48,900 needed to reach our total Funding Goal of $50,000.

In October 2010, USAID reported that Zambia had one of the highest rates of pregnant women with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. About 15 percent of the population is HIV-positive; an estimated 80,000 women with the virus become pregnant every year. For these women, the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is significant. According to the World Health Organization, without treatment, up to 30 percent of babies born to HIV-positive women become infected during pregnancy and delivery, and an additional 5–20 percent may later become infected through breastfeeding.

You can continue to help our efforts by donating, or by forwarding this information to your friends, relatives, anyone you think may be interested in our goal to keep mothers and infants in Zambia HIV-free. Thank you!



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to 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

Firelight Foundation

Location: Santa Cruz, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​index.php
Firelight Foundation
Project Leader:
Zanele Sibanda
Director of Programs
Santa Cruz, CA United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Zambia or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

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.