What started as one woman’s quest to provide pediatric formulated AIDS medication to children in Sub-Saharan countries affected by HIV/AIDS, has led to over 15 years of sustainability projects. In their very first Podcast, Tanya Weaver, Executive Director, and Jen Panattoni, Director of Marketing of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA), talk about how taking risks and acting on what could be potentially terrible ideas have led to the foundation’s ability to serve the needs of tens of thousands of children infected or affected by AIDS in their program’s care.
In order to support the programs that help eliminate poverty and create sustainable livelihoods for children and their caretakers, AFCA offers a variety of experiences that volunteers can fundraise and participate in. One such initiative is Vacation with a Purpose, a two-week adventure in which those willing and able can work within AFCA programs in Africa, participating in a once-in-a-lifetime experience while seeing some of the world’s most breathtaking sites. Another initiative, Climb Up, is for those who are looking for a more adventurous experience, such as a trek in Nepal, a hike in New Zealand, or a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, all while raising money for AFCA’s cause. Over the years, hundreds have traveled with AFCA’s adventure travel programs leading to fascinating stories, relationships and experiences to be shared.
Every week the pair will discuss issues that have arisen throughout the years and the creative ways taken to come up with solutions, as well as the adventurous travel and unforgettable experiences throughout the journey.