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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)

Fund update posts


Our Champion for Fund: Healthy Beginnings

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Melanie & her father, who will travel with her to Zambia next year. Fund: Healthy Beginnings is now open and Melanie Gross is the Fund Champion who’s raising the roof for children living with HIV in Zambia. Here’s why Melanie chose Fund: Healthy Beginnings and why it’s important to her. “Firelight provided me the opportunity to give back in a way that was impactful and personally meaningful in a community that is near and dear to me.” Why did you [...]

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Fund: Healthy Beginnings is Now Open

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When we talk about HIV and AIDS, the conversation is often about testing and treatment. That’s important, but it’s not the whole story. Testing and treatment provide children a healthy life, but family, school, and community are critical to success. We just launched Fund: Healthy Beginnings to raise $15,000 to support children living with HIV in Zambia. Here’s a glimpse of what this Fund will do… Support parents accessing treatment to prevent transmission of HIV Train caregivers to manage pediatric HIV and AIDS at home Provide children [...]

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Fund: Her Village Venture is a Success

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Wow. We have the best community! Last Friday, Fund: Her Village Venture closed with $15,000 for women in Malawi to launch small businesses and keep girls in school. It was a big success thanks to all of you. Now 100 women in Malawi are preparing to start their new business ventures. They’ll be enrolling in business training, starting peer support groups, receiving small business loans and setting up savings and loan groups to give back and keep girls in school at their local community organizations: [...]

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A Champion Behind Fund: Her Village Venture

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One of the champions behind Fund: Her Village Venture is Gayle Ortiz. She’s a warm, smart and thoughtful business leader who’s been a part of our Firelight community in great ways. We told her about one woman in Malawi, Patuma, who started her own bakery a few years before and that we had plans to help more women launch businesses with similar support. Read Patuma’s story: Patuma Bakes: Women In Malawi Venture into Entrepreneurship Gayle, also a bakery owner at the amazing Gayle’s Bakery, signed up to [...]

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New Follows @FirelightFnd =$5 to Fund:HerVillageVenture

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There are only two days left in Fund: Her Village Venture and there is just over $5,000 needed to close this fund. One of our amazing donors wants to help us spread the word, but we need your help!  For every new Twitter follower, we will receive $5 for Fund: Her Village Venture for up to $5,000. It’s that simple! If over 1,000 people tweet, we’ll meet our goal. So please ask your friends, followers and colleagues to help us out. We have two days [...]

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