Life became difficult for Joyce when she lost her husband to AIDS two years back as she is the sole caregiver for five children (four her own and one nephew). During a weekly home visit for her youngest child who is enrolled in our pediatric HIV care program, POL’s health care worker advised her to enroll in our micro loans program. Joyce says her life changed in April 2016 when she enrolled.
The goal of our pediatric HIV care program is to strengthen the community by equipping families with tools to take care of their HIV+ children. Family members of children enrolled are provided with training in caring for an HIV+ child, and education in HIV prevention. This leads to an improvement in the health of the children, prevention of HIV, and reduction in stigma associated with HIV.
Thanks as always for your support for our work in the area of women's empowerment and community strengthening in Zambia. As you know our goal is to empower women by teaching them marketable skills so they can take better care of their families, keep their children in school, and become role model for others in the community.
As a result of the generosity and caring of donors such as you, we were able to add 50 HIV+ children to our pediatric HIV care program in March 2016. With the addition of these 50 children, we now have a total of 300 HIV+ children; every one of these 300 children will receive food, medicines and a package of life saving health care services till they turn 18 years of age.
Power of Love’s micro loans program is located in a community where most residents live on less than a dollar a day. The direct beneficiaries of this program are women (many are grandmothers caring for multiple orphaned grandchildren) and children as they have been disproportionately impacted by the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Thanks again for supporting Power of Love’s Malaria Prevention Program in Zambia. As a result of your generosity we were able to provide 2000 long lasting insecticide treated bed nets and education on malaria prevention to children and families vulnerable to malaria last June. Your ongoing support has helped keep children malaria free, healthy, and in school.
Power of Love's "Safe Park" program is located in Matero, one of the largest and poorest compounds in Lusaka, Zambia. The compound has a population of around 275,000, an unemployment rate upwards of 60%, and an exceedingly high incidence of HIV and malaria. Most residents live on less than a dollar a day.
Power of Love’s malaria prevention program, Project Mosquito Nets, provides long lasting insecticide treated nets and education on malaria prevention to children and families vulnerable to the disease in Zambia. The goal of this program is to keep vulnerable children and families malaria-free.
Power of Love’s (POL) microloans program empowers women impacted by HIV and AIDS to take their first steps toward self-reliance. By learning basic business practices, our new women entrepreneurs are better equipped to run small businesses and are therefore able to take better care of their families. The POL program is located in the community of Matero, in Lusaka, Zambia.