From Despair to Hope


 

We support projects through prevention workshops, education programs, medical treatment and volunteer training in order to break to the cycle of poverty and infection. Help us fight this devastating disease. Read the latest SIM Project Focus.

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“HIV/AIDS is the most devastating disaster to hit Africa, but it presents a great opportunity for the church!”
– Mike Hammond, Director of SIM Malawi.

HOPE for AIDS is a SIM international initiative to help stop the spread of HIV and support families impacted by HIV/AIDS. SIM supports a dozen HOPE for AIDS programs in Africa and Asia, including Malawi, Zimbabwe, India and Thailand.
SIM’s HOPE for AIDS programs partner with volunteers from local churches to run prevention workshops and training for children, youth and couples at schools, churches and community centres. Education programs include counselling and testing facilities.
 
“I now have freedom not to be fearful of people with HIV. I was hesitant to help because of ignorance, but now I want to get involved!”
– a beneficiary of SIM’s HOPE for AIDS Thailand initiative.

Most HIV and AIDS sufferers are cared for by their families, who struggle to cope with providing long-term palliative care, extra medical expenses, loss of ability to earn income, and stigma. So SIM mobilises and equips community volunteers to provide Home Based Care offering practical and emotional support.

Several of our HOPE for AIDS projects offer community mentoring and education support for vulnerable primary and high school age children who have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS. Without this support, these children would be forced to drop out of school, continuing a family cycle of poverty and hopelessness. The impact of this help lasts a lifetime and benefits entire families!
“I hope and dream that one day there will be a cure for AIDS. I want to be a doctor. If I can’t be a doctor, I will be a lawyer.”
– a beneficiary of SIM’s HOPE for AIDS Zimbabwe program.

Another way HOPE for AIDS helps people is through income generating initiatives for families and carers.
You can help bring HOPE to orphans, vulnerable children and adults impacted by HIV and AIDS by helping to break to the cycle of poverty and infection through your gift to our HOPE for AIDS Fund.

Donations to SIM's HOPE for AIDS Fund contribute to the following tax-deductible priority projects:

Operation Neighbour Care*

Zimbabwe  learn more »

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Operation Neighbour Care*

Zimbabwe  Project code: 90209

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project supports holistic care for adults and vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS in rural Gokwe by training church volunteer carers to help reduce the rate of infection, care for the sick and for vulnerable children. 

Home-Based Care Malawi*

Malawi  learn more »

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Home-Based Care Malawi*

Malawi  Project code: 96253

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project cares for people impacted by HIV and AIDS in six communities throughout Malawi through a home-based care program where volunteers make regular visits to the sick and offer care and health advice to families.

Orphan Care*

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Orphan Care*

Malawi  Project code: 96255

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project mobilises churches in Malawi to mentor and care for orphans and vulnerable children through a home visit program, five preschool day-care centres, and a high school scholarship program.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children*

Zimbabwe  learn more »

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Orphans and Vulnerable Children*

Zimbabwe  Project code: 96380

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project supports holistic care for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe by training church volunteers to support them through home visits, and providing education sponsorship, school supplies, food packs and infant milk formula.

Home-Based Care Zimbabwe*

Zimbabwe  learn more »

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Home-Based Care Zimbabwe*

Zimbabwe  Project code: 96381

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project assists people living with HIV and AIDS by training volunteers to care for the sick through a home visit program and by providing financial assistance for prescribed medicines, food and hospital fees.

HOPE for AIDS Thailand* (Radical Grace)

Thailand  learn more »

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HOPE for AIDS Thailand* (Radical Grace)

Thailand  Project code: 98382

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project works with church partners to provide compassionate care and prevention education to young people in northern Thailand to help break down social and cultural stigma about  HIV and AIDS.

Shalom India*

India  learn more »

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Shalom India*

India  Project code: 98551

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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The vision of SHALOM is to bring hope and transformation to the lives of those living in a large Indian city and infected by HIV/AIDS. The city where SHALOM is based has many seasonal migrants, including HIV positive people from neighbouring states who come to seek out effective care and treatment. Sadly, many are unable to access the medical assistance they need. SHALOM stands in the gap through providing holistic care to families, widows and transgenders affected by HIV/AIDS through its home-based care program. 

*Gifts of $2 or more to SIMaid projects are tax-deductible and will receive a receipt. Should a project raise funds in excess of its target, we will apply it to similar projects where most needed.

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Heaven Sent Gift Cards are a practical way of giving joy and hope to a person in need.
*Gifts with asterisk are tax-deductible

Super porridge $12*

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$12.00

Super porridge $12*

$12.00

A hot breakfast. Pre-school age orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi are given a daily meal of nutritious, vitamin fortified “super porridge” as part of SIM’s HOPE for AIDS Orphan Care project. This gift also contributes towards preschool education and training of volunteers at the day care.

This gift is tax-deductible.

Project 96255
Orphan Care – Malawi

Goat $35*

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$35.00

Goat $35*

$35.00

Goats and kids. Goats provides nutritious milk for children in Zimbabwe. It can also be bred, sold and the profits used to pay school fees – an innovative way of SIM’s Operation Neighbour Care project to support children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.

This gift is tax-deductible.

Project 90209
Operation Neighbour Care - Zimbabwe

 

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School scholarship $35*

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$35.00

School scholarship $35*

$35.00

This gift can help provide school sponsorship and uniforms to orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe who have been impacted by HIV and AIDS through SIM's Operation Neighbour Care project.

This gift is tax-deductible.

Project 90209
Operation Neighbour Care - Zimbabwe



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