Project #6820

Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Jul 16, 2013

3600 Children

Laughing at one of his jokes
Laughing at one of his jokes

Another big request for medicine has come to us out of Uganda - medicine to help over 3600 children for three months. This is huge for such a small organization like the American Foundation for Children with AIDS! But, in the spirit of helping children like Joseph, we are happy to help.

You see, Joseph was one of the very first children we gave life saving medicine to.  He was malnourished and very, very sick when we first met the 11 year old.  Unable to walk on his own due to his condition, he was carried into the clinic by his father, who thought he'd never see his son alive again.  After just 2 weeks on anti-retroviral medicine and good nutrition, Benson was walking and talking again.  Two months later, you couldn't even tell the boy had almost died - he was playing and carrying on like any other 11 year old would.  

Now at 18, Joseph is studying to be a mechanic.  He has a twinkle in his eye that is infectious and makes everyone around him laugh.  I always find it a joy to visit him and to hear of his dreams.  First, all he wanted to do was to live.  Then, he wanted to live long enough to graduate from high school.  Now that he's accomplished that feat and he is doing amazingly, he wants to have his own business.  At the rate he's going, he'll do just that and much more, I have no doubt!

So, when we receive a request to help 3600 children, how can we say no?  We want to give each of those children the same we gave to Joseph - hope and health and the ability to dream.  Please help us today - even a small donation will help us provide what these children need.

Thanks for all you've done for them and all you continue to do!


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

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States
$25,961 raised of $30,000 goal
306 donations
$4,039 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

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.