11 Jan 2023

Season 2: Episode 9: Tanya Preps for D.R. Congo

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Listen in this week as Tanya and Jen connect to talk about how Tanya preps to do program visits in the D.R. Congo. To learn more about how you can help children with AIDS and to learn more about the work of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, please visit our website at www.afcaids.org

22 Dec 2022

Season 2: Episode 8 Chasing Peace with Kevin and Kiki Part 2

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Jen sits with volunteers Kevin and Kiki for the second half of the episode where the 3 discuss their experiences before, during and after having gone to Zimbabwe with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS's Vacation with a Purpose program.

29 Nov 2022

Season 2: Episode 7: Period Poverty with special guest, James Gondwe

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Please join us as we discuss period poverty with Executive Director, James Gondwe of the Centre For Youth & Development in Mzuzu, Malawi.Centre for Youth and Development is a local development non-governmental organization with an innovative people-led approach to delivering United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.Children, Youth and Women are the main focus of their development work, and all of their interventions are anchored and centred on sectors of Education, Health and Economic Empowerment, empowering individuals so they build opportunities and responsibilities to develop societies in which others have the right to do better.Women in rural Malawi often [...]

15 Nov 2022

Gifts that give back

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS has a number of gifts perfect for those you love and care about this holiday season. We’ve put together a gift guide that gives back - gifts for teachers, gardeners, animals and earth lovers. give gifts that spark hope that changes the lives of children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. These gifts of kindness will be something that continues to give long into the future. Naming your honoree is easy and we handle the card! You just click to add any of our charitable packages to your cart, and we handle the rest! Don’t forget to name your honoree and include their [...]

15 Nov 2022

Season 2: Episode 6: The JuJu Takeover Episode

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Juju (Julia), AFCA’s director’s 17 year old daughter and Tanya team up to discuss what it is like for Juju to have been raised by a set of humanitarian aid workers. Straddling two continents she calls home, Juju has been creating logos and Instagram posts for AFCA and will be joining Tanya as an official photographer in 2023, capturing AFCA’s work and beneficiaries with her incredible eye for detail and beauty. Sustainable food solutions, fair wages, equitable treatment of all human beings, and safety of children are all topics which resonate with Juju, having spent many [...]

1 Nov 2022

A Special place called Morning Star

The Morning Star “off the grid” Homestead By Jen Panattoni Nestled in the bush of the Motobo region in Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe is a homestead called Morning Star. Part farm, community project hub, and camp, Morning Star operates without electricity from a grid. It is self-sustaining and through partnerships with various organizations, it continues to support the livelihoods of many people in the surrounding communities. The community work done from Morning Star was started by Chris and Norma Ferguson, both pillars in the community, whose attention and care for the local people, land and animals has spread far and wide. After many years of service, Chris and Norma found new [...]

1 Nov 2022

Season 2: Episode 5: The Work of Summer

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage This last summer brought a lot of joy, but with that joy also came a lot of hard work. AFCA and Executive Director, Tanya Weaver have been working away behind the scenes to expand on our program's impact to help build sustainable communities. Join us as we discuss the work that happened over the summer to continue to help children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.

18 Oct 2022

Season 2: Episode 4: Poop Stories

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunesPodcast Homepage We all poop, and on this week's episodes, Jen and Tanya talk about the places they've pooped, the worst toilets they've come across, and how open defecation is a real problem for so many people. In the spirit of #WorldToiletDay, the two discuss the issues that stem from a lack of hygiene and sanitation, and what AFCA is doing to help 49 families infected and affected by AIDS gain access to safe and decent toilets. Spread the #LOOLOVE with us this #WorldToiletDay and support our hygiene and sanitation project. You can find more here:  https://www.afcaids.org/sanitation-and-hygiene/ Donate to our #loolove [...]

12 Oct 2022

World Toilet Day

What is World Toilet Day? To bring awareness to the issue of open defecation, and the resulting spread of disease and safety concerns surrounding the issue, the American Foundation for Children with AIDS is seeking donations in order to support a community led sanitation and hygiene project campaign called #LooLove. November 19th, 2022 marks World Toilet Day, an annual United Nations Observance since 2013 that seeks to make the invisible visible by educating the world about the global sanitation crisis that impacts over 3.6 billion people globally that live without safe and decent toilets. Open defecation creates several health and societal issues that include Heath impact, increased risk [...]

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