Health
 Zambia
Project #8864

Keep Zambian Mothers & Infants Healthy & HIV Free

by Firelight Foundation
Feb 21, 2012

We Are Moving Towards Our Goal. Thank You!

Your gifts have helped us to reduce the transmission of HIV from mother to child. Twenty-one gifts so far have totaled $1,310! We thank you with great appreciation and want you to know how critical your donations are to improving the lives of thousands of women and children.

The work of Mansa Network of People Living with AIDS continues, and we hope your support lasts. Please help us raise the additional $48,690 needed to reach our total Funding Goal of $50,000.

Faced with the prospect of living with HIV/AIDS at a time when access to treatment was limited, six HIV-positive people started Mansa Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS as a support group in 2003. Today, Mansa consists of 35 support groups with 451 members. From Mansa’s leadership: “We are proud that we have seen many lives of people living with HIV/AIDS improved and a reduction in deaths caused by HIV/AIDS related illnesses. Due to the work of educating the community we have also seen a reduction in stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS.” This community education and support lay the foundation for reducing mother to child transmission. People get tested, they get treatment and proper care, and transmission decreases.

Your donations help this positive cycle continue. Please forward this information to your friends, relatives, or anyone you think may be interested in keeping mothers and infants in Zambia HIV-free. Thank you!

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Firelight Foundation

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

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