Saturday, December 19, 2009

Home Based Care Alliance

Mission Statement: "...advocating for transparency and accountability in HIV/AIDS programming."


My donation: $5

The Alliance is comprised of caregivers who improve the lives of orphans, vulnerable children and people living with AIDS by promoting food security, training community members in health care, providing counseling and creating safe havens for women and children in need.

As far as I can tell, the Alliance is a vehicle for the caregivers to both unite, gain recognition and access funding.

I was surprised to learn that among the many challenges facing caregivers and those whom they serve, the primary challenge isn't solely a lack of funding, but really it is the social stigma of HIV/AIDS as well as women's inequality (which, unfortunately, fuels the vicious cycle of HIV/AIDS in Africa.)

Ultimately, it seems a caregivers first and foremost role is one of service - to protect and serve those most in need. The ultimate philanthropists.

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