Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Our Hope for Life Fund supports projects in Africa and Asia helping orphans, vulnerable children and adults impacted by HIV and AIDS.
Aussie SIM worker Jacqui Croxon, who leads the global HFL Network, focuses on fostering a connected community for all the HFL projects around the world. “The mission of the Hope for Life Network is to connect, encourage and strengthen HIV-related projects. In so doing, our heart is that these projects will be supported to respond most effectively and, ultimately, bring about holistic transformation in people and communities impacted by HIV and related issues,” Jacqui said.
One project in the HFL Network is the Vulnerable Children Interventions
project. HFL’s Vulnerable Children Interventions project supports holistic care for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has a population of 14.8 million people and over 1.3 million children are orphans^. The huge orphan population is a result of the high HIV prevalence rate of 13.7%. The project assists children with school fees, writing materials, food packs and seeds. Church volunteers are trained to support the children through home visits and orphaned infants are fed with milk formula.
Nashe and Ndafara are twin brothers who were able to receive vital assistance due to the support of the project.
Nashe and Ndafara*
Nashe and Ndafara are twin boys who were born in November 2020. Sadly, their mother died due to birth complications a week after giving birth. After their mother’s death, the twins were placed under the guardianship of their aunt. From when the twins were three days old, they were in need of milk. Praise God Vulnerable Children Interventions was able to assist the children and provide formula. Now, the twin boys have celebrated their first birthday and their aunt reports that they are healthy and growing well. She gives glory to God for the help Vulnerable Children Interventions was able to provide to her nephews.
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*Names changed for protection and representative image used
^ World Bank, 2020 & National Aids Council, 2009
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