Children
 Uganda
Project #6820

Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
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Kaley
Kaley

Kaley is 9 years old.  She joined our clinic in Mulago when she was just 6 months old.  Kaley's mother talks about the blessings they have received, hope being the best of all.  She tells us that Kaley suffered from skin rashes which have been well managed by the medications she was given, with special thanks to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.  Kaley's mother also noted that she has never failed to receive medicine when they needed it for her treatment.  brought the girl for treatment, except at the time when we stocked out multivitamins. Because of her gratitude she was more than willing to share her picture alongside her daughter at the pharmacy to let AFCA know they are part of their improved health.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting our medicine program.  The essential medicines this program has provided has helped thousands of children stay healthy and live happy lives.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this program or others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org.

Medicine
Medicine

Sharon is an HIV+ child receiving medication in our program. She is an orphan and lives with her grandmother.  Life is hard for them, but they depend on each other to manage day to day.  Sharon was brought to the clinic in very poor health and her grandmother didn't know the cause.  It's just so much for her to manage with a young child.  She was started on a drug regime immediately after her diagnosis.  Sharon's health has gradually improved and she is no longer sick all the time. 

Sharon's grandmother is careful to keep clinic appointments for drug refills, making it easier to manage her health.  She is now able to attend school every day!  Sharon is well nourished and enjoys a good appetite, now growing normally like any other child. 

Your support of this medicine project makes it possible for children like Sharon to dream of a future. Each and every donation is appreciated beyond words!  If you would like more information about this program or the others we sponsor, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org.

Phoebe and Children
Phoebe and Children

Phoebe lost her husband in 2007 and since then seemed like she was always looking for a second chance. Because of the harsh times and conditions she’s gone through, she has lived a life of despair.  Phoebe adds that without the support from her in-laws and her family, she would have given up.

Thanks to your donations to support this medicine project, Phoebe is very appreciative for the chance to appreciate life again after every she lost. She’s very thankful to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS and our partners who have given her family the chance to think about tomorrow and most importantly, to know that there are friends out there watching them with big hearts. 

Please know that your generosity is truly making a difference in the lives of this family and many more in our program. With our partners on the ground, the children and their families receive the support and monitoring they need to make this a very successful project. We are changing lives day after day. These families feel your love, and so do we at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. 

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this program or others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org.

Stella and Family
Stella and Family

What an amazing year it has been for AFCA's children, thanks to YOU! Because of YOU, thousands of children are thriving and hopeful. Because of YOU, hundreds of children had good food to eat this year. Because of YOU, hundreds of children have livestock and seeds with which to start small businesses. We don't have enough words to thank you for what you've done because it is huge...it is life changing.

Let me introduce you to Stella and her family.  Stella is the mother of three children and lost her husband in 2004 to AIDS.  Life hasn't been easy since that time. Stella's life is consumed with keeping the children at school and meeting their medical requirements.  Caring for her own needs has been difficult while caring for her HIV+ child.

Stella tells us that she is grateful for the support.  “Today I am happy that the medicines have kept me alive and strong.  Until now, life was not worth living when he passed on.” Thank you for supporting programs like this one so Stella and her children can have the medicine they need to survive.

As this year comes to a close, we want to thank you for the donations you've made to support our work. If you are making your end of the year giving decisions, please keep us in mind so we can continue helping children in 2016 and beyond. Please share what we do with others, so they, too, can help our children. Together, we CAN make a difference.  We wish you the best year ever, full of every blessing and happiness imaginable, knowing you are a hope-giver. If you would like to learn more about AFCA and our programs, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org.

Our donors always appreciate a note of thanks, but they LOVE to hear about how their donations are making a difference in the lives of children. 

Sharon was enrolled in our care at 14 years of age, but her adherence was poor which prompted a visit to the her home.  The team found a family conflict between her mother and father.  Sharon's father left their home, only to return six months later to sell it.  In addition, her mother turned to drinking for comfort.  Sharon was suffering and her mother could not take her for care.

How do we turn around a devastating situation like Sharon was facing?  We start with frequent home visits plus continuous counseling and support.  Sharon's mother eventually stopped drinking and started supporting the care and treatment of her daughter.  In response to the medication, Sharon's health quickly improved from poor to good.

Does this story have a happy ending after so much suffering?  Sharon's mother stabilized and managed to get a job working for a cosmetic manufacturing plant in a nearby town.  The best news is that Sharon's health improved to the point that she is now very healthy and looks to the future with hope.

Thank you for making a difference in Sharon's life by supporting our programs.  If you would like to learn more about AFCA and our other programs, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org.

 

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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AFCAids.org
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States
$25,019 raised of $30,000 goal
 
288 donations
$4,981 to go
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