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Let's keep girls in school

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Let's keep girls in school

Katelyn is one of the beneficiaries of the AFCA project in Karusandara.  She is an HIV+ caregiver and a widow who takes care of her three children. She has also benefited from the three trainings of crop production, animal production and village saving and loaning associations.  Katelyn is very happy with this AFCA project because of the great things she has achieved from the project.

Katelyn tell us, “The AFCA project has done great things in my life. I was given knowledge in the form of trainings in both crop and animal production which has greatly improved my farming and rearing practices. The village loaning and saving association in which we trained and started is also doing well!  I was given some goats and my animal project is also doing very well. The goats have produced and I have been able to sell some to solve some other emergencies.  I have bought cement, sand and gravel to use in the building of my home.  I hope to complete the house after this harvesting season."

Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa. thank you for your continued support of this important project.  If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

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The St. Andrews Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Association has a very active sewing group consisting of 12 members. They mend and sew a variety of items for local, national and international charities. In January of 2018, the group made contact with our executive director, Tanya Weaver, and they have been a part of our mission ever since.

The Women's Association has a deep connection with this project to help empower women through continuing education.  Too often girls in Africa must cease their education due to their growth into womanhood.  How can women become more empowered and self sufficient if they are not able to continue their studies just because there is no way for them to remain clean in the school setting during their menstrual cycle?

The sewing group is assisting in this phase of Tanya’s work by replacing pebbles, corncobs or dung used as some of the absorbent materials used during girls’ periods with double sided, sturdy flannel pads. These liners are washable and are made to last for up to three years.  Each girl receives eight liners to fold into a waterproof shield. Colorful cotton, draw-string bags that the girls can carry to school hold an additional shield, a washcloth, soap, panties and instructions on how to use the kit.  Two plastic bags are also included for additional hygiene purposes. 

Over the past 18 months, the sewing group has made more than 3,000 liners with the goal of an infinity number!  The sewing group knows that it requires much work to help empower young women.  Education is one of the most powerful tools to achieve this goal.  Thank you, ladies, you truly are making a difference!

Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa. thank you for your continued support of this important project.  If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

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In 2014, at just 6 months of age, Patty was in danger of losing her life. She could hardly breathe and eventually became unconscious. She was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a life threatening AIDS related condition for which she was hospitalized. She was prescribed Cotrimoxazole injection, a very expensive drug, which was out of stock at the hospital at the time. The parents had to foot the bills of the medication but it was very costly for them.

While hospitalized, Patty was also tested for HIV and found to be infected with it. This was another blow to the already devastated parents. Patty was then referred to our clinic for further management. Thanks to the AFCA donations, she was able to freely access all the prescribed medicines for her health conditions. Her parents were so grateful and were informed that there was a group of friends with AFCA that supported to provide lifesaving medicines for children with AIDS. Patty got better and is currently thriving well (virally suppressed from the most recent viral load results). She is now 5 years old and enrolled in elementary school this year. Her teacher is so proud of her school performance and joyous character. Her parents are so grateful and they requested Baylor Uganda to send special thanks to AFCA.  The family had completely lost hope and felt their baby couldn’t make it. Currently they are living happily and expecting a very bright future for Patty!

Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa. thank you for your continued support of this important project.  If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

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Greetings from Africa!

Christine is 11 years old and she used to be sickly, being hospitalized often.  She wasn't responding to the second line protocol and had to be switch to third line treatment.  Thankfully, she was able to access uninterrupted treatment and her complications have been resolved.  Christine is now living a normal life and is enrolled in school.  Her school performance has greatly improved and she wasn't shy to share her picture.  She sends a huge thank you to AFCA for helping her to have a more healthy and active life.

Generally, many of our clients had dermatological diseases.  These have now been well managed with help of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.  In the past year, no one has left the clinic with unmet needs for medication.  We have been able to have 100% of the prescriptions for all vital/lifesaving medicines fully served.  This is quite an accomplishment and we give AFCA all the thanks for supporting us in this way.

The team here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS thanks you for supporting this school project and the work we do for children in Africa. If you would like to learn even more about what we do or how you can meet some of the children you have helped, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

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Let me introduce you to Allie, a 21 year-old college student, who has been in our program for several years.  We don’t often hear from our older students and it’s exciting to receive an update on Allie and her family.

Allie’s life was so sad when we first met her and her siblings.  Her father had disappeared and her mother was not able to work.  The children’s basic needs were not being met, not to mention their medical needs due to their HIV+ status.  The children were not able to attend school and often went to bed with an empty stomach.

Since joining our project, life has turned around for this sweet family.  Allie finished her secondary education and is now attending college.  She is an active member of the youth support group and takes her drugs as prescribed.  Her hopes and dreams are within reach and her mother is thrilled that she has been educated.  Your support of this project has made a huge impact on this family and many more in their community.

The team here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS thanks you for supporting this project and the work we do for the children in Africa.  As you start to make decisions regarding your 2019 giving, please keep us in mind so we can continue our good work.  We wish you a new year full of many blessings and as much hope as you have shared with us.  If you would like to learn even more about what we do or how you can meet some of the children you have helped, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
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Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States
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