This holiday season, the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) is launching an end-of-year appeal to further its mission of providing health care and support to children infected and/or affected by  HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. From now until December 31st, AFCA will raise funds to make a sustainable, long-term impact through innovative programs.

AFCA’s Goat and Bee Programs offer vulnerable communities access to much-needed resources to help them establish sustainable livelihoods for the future. Through these programs, communities receive goats, beehives, training on animal husbandry and beekeeping techniques, and ongoing support from AFCA staff.

These programs are already having a positive impact. Yasse, a young woman from rural Congo who received goats through the program, said: “Receiving these goats has changed my life for the better. I can now afford food and pay for school fees for my children. I am so grateful to AFCA for their support.”

Emmanuel, a farmer who received beehives, said: “Before AFCA gave me beehives and training, I could only grow enough food for my family. Now, I can sell honey and make additional income, helping me send all my children to school.”

“Our bee and goat programs are providing families with long-term solutions that empower them to make dignified choices in work and income,” said Tanya Weaver, AFCA’s Executive Director. “This allows children access to nutrition, schooling, and the ability to seek medical care if needed.”

Donate now through December 31st to help AFCA make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable communities. Every donation helps access sustainable resources and a brighter future for children.  Your support changes lives.

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