Posts Tagged as “HIV and AIDS

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On World AIDS Day – The Power of Community Organizations to Change Lives

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This World AIDS Day we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of one of our long-term grantees, Namwera AIDS Coordinating Committee (NACC) – a strong, thriving community organization on the front lines of social change for vulnerable children and families in Malawi. NACC is proof positive that when you enable community organizations to thrive, you enable long-term structural social change.  NACC was established in 1996 in response to the AIDS epidemic in the eastern part of Mangochi district, bordering [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Namwera AIDS Coordinating Committee, NACC, in Namwera, Malawi. NACC is making it happen by mobilizing communities to care for their most vulnerable members. Started in the early days of the AIDS crisis, NACC now works in more than 300 villages with a volunteer corps of more than 5,000. NACC provides communities with information, care, and support on issues of HIV and AIDS to increase testing and treatment, decrease transmission, and end stigma. [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Tikondane Positive Living Support Organisation, TIPOLISO, in Zomba, Malawi. TIPOLISO is making it happen by fighting the stigma related to HIV and AIDS and promoting the interest of vulnerable children, widows, and people living with HIV and AIDS in their community. TIPOLISO promotes human rights, food security, household economic strengthening, and early childhood development in southern Malawi. They also provide small business education and entrepreneurial opportunities for adolescent girls and women. They [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Youth For a Child in Christ (YOCIC) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. YOCIC is making it happen by providing children with the opportunity to play, have fun, learn about HIV and AIDS prevention and care at their “Kids’ Clubs.” YOCIC is well known for their “Kids’ Clubs.” Many other organizations in their area have adopted the “Kids’ Club” model, expanding YOCIC’s reach. YOCIC also provides life-skills camps and peer-to-peer support. They work with children [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Chiedza Community Welfare Trust, or Chiedza as we often refer to them, in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Chiedza is the Shona word for “light.” Chiedza is making it happen by fighting the transmission of HIV at birth, also known as “parent-to-child transmission.” They also help families to become self-sufficient by providing business opportunities. Chiedza’s first financial support came from a local women’s batik making cooperative. Since then, they have launched a chicken-raising business to [...]

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