The American Foundation for Children with AIDs (AFCA) calls on the global community to join in this urgent appeal and help us build gardens in the Democratic Republic of Congo. AFCA has set the goal of raising $16,730.00 to meet its commitment to building life-saving gardens in the area of Gemena. These gardens will provide much-needed nutrition for children affected by HIV/AIDS so they can take their medications and create a safe environment to learn, play and grow. Most importantly, the gardens create sustainable livelihoods that alleviate extreme poverty for the entire community.
AFCA is requesting monetary donations to help fund gardens in the area and to ensure that children under their program’s care in the D.R. Congo have access to fresh, nutritious food. The funds will be used to purchase gardening tools, supplies, and seeds, to hire people infected and/or affected by AIDS, and to provide sustainable support for maintenance and upkeep. This project will help to reduce poverty levels in the D.R. Congo and bring hope back into these often overlooked and marginalized communities.
Along with the supplies needed to start the gardens, training is also a part of AFCA’s comprehensive plan. AFCA has long invested in gardens to support communities struggling with AIDS and has reported great success, including providing dignity and choices to women who are often forced into prostitution as a means to an end. AFCA’s approach to serving children with AIDS has been squarely focused on the root causes of the spread of the disease. By working with local community leaders, AFCA makes meaningful, long-lasting positive changes in many people’s lives.
Please join us today as we take on this vital mission to build gardens in the Democratic Republic of Congo and help provide those with AIDS with a brighter, healthier future. Donations can be made through our website – www.afca.org. Help spread hope.
The American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) is a non-profit organization providing critical comprehensive services to infected and affected HIV+ children and their caregivers. Our programs are efficient, promoting self-reliance and sustainability. Since 2005, in collaboration with our in-country partners, we have served tens of thousands of families in some of Africa’s most underserved and marginalized communities.