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Child Safety (5 Articles)

Healthy Beginnings (5 Articles)

Testing and treatment provide children living with HIV a healthy life, but family, school, and community are critical to success.

Her Village Venture (8 Articles)

Solar Challenge (1 Articles)

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Fund: Child Safety Impact Report (infographic)

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You may remember our Fund: Child Safety last year. It closed with $25,000 raised to protect children in four countries in Africa. The Firelight partners involved took on four different strategies and spent the year making an impact. You can read what they did in the Fund Impact Report we just released. Fund: Child Safety and the 79 donors who donated, made many great projects possible including safe parks for children, family support circles promoting child rights and a building where free legal services are provided for vulnerable children. That’s just part of [...]

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Company Gives Back: Road Trips and Solar Installation in East Africa

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A week ago I returned from Africa with many stories to share. I spent ten days of that trip driving through Uganda and Rwanda with 27 employees of Northland Controls, a company that travels to a new destination every two years for what they call the Northland Challenge. I had no idea what I was in for, but it ended up being one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Learn more about Fund: Solar Challenge, a partnership with [...]

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Fund: Healthy Beginnings is a Success

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We closed Fund: Healthy Beginnings today with great success! Thanks to all of you, we beat our goal of $15,000 to support children living with HIV in Zambia. Fund: Healthy Beginnings opened on September 17th and closed November 6, 2014 with $17,420! We’re now preparing the paperwork to send the funds to our two participating partners, Matero Care Center and Bwafano Integrated Services Organization in Zambia. These two partners will use the funds to provide children living with HIV the healthcare, education, and community [...]

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Pediatric AIDS: 5 Things to Know

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Pediatric AIDS is preventable, but it requires testing, treatment and support for pregnant women. That can be difficult when your closest treatment and testing facility is miles away. It means you may be unable to cultivate your farm or look after your children. One of the most prominent fears that prevents people from being tested the fear of stigma. Here are 5 things you need to know about pediatric AIDS: A woman talks with a counselor at [...]

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Children Living with HIV

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There are 3.4 million children living with HIV around the world and nearly 90 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS, 2010). 390,000 new infections occur on average every year, while almost 30 children perish from pediatric AIDS-related illnesses every hour. Those are staggering statistics that communities face everyday. They are faced with the responsibility of making steady improvements to the quality of care children receive, while attempting to decrease the stigma that affected children face. Women and [...]

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