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.

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

Hope for Life 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 Life programs in Africa and Asia, including Malawi, Zimbabwe and Thailand.

SIM’s Hope for Life 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 Life 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 Life 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 Life Zimbabwe program.

Another way Hope for Life 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 Life Fund.

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

AIDS Education and Community Outreach

Kenya  learn more »

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AIDS Education and Community Outreach

Kenya  Project code: 092163

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Community Health Care*

Zimbabwe  learn more »

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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Community Health Care*

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.

ELWA Hospital Hope for Life

Liberia  learn more »

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ELWA Hospital Hope for Life

Liberia  Project code: 095209

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Galmi Hospital AIDS Antiretroviral Treatment and Care

West Africa  learn more »

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Galmi Hospital AIDS Antiretroviral Treatment and Care

West Africa  Project code: 097520

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Hope for AIDS Master Project*

Malawi  learn more »

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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Hope for AIDS Master Project*

Malawi  Project code: 96157

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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Hope for Life Benin*

Benin  learn more »

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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Hope for Life Benin*

Benin  Project code: 93234

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project aims to provide holistic care to People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families in order to improve their living conditions, reduce stigmatization within their community and demonstrate the love of God.

The project has four key areas of focus:  Treatment of people living with HIV, prevention and education, enabling volunteers, and Holistic Care.

Hope for Life Thailand*

Thailand  learn more »

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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Hope for Life Thailand*

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.

Lulisandla and Kumntawna

South Africa  learn more »

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Lulisandla and Kumntawna

South Africa  Project code: 097398

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Operation Neighbour Care*

Zimbabwe  learn more »

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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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. 

Partnerships for Transformation - P4T

South Asia  learn more »

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Partnerships for Transformation - P4T

South Asia  Project code: 098490

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Shalom Asia*

Asia  learn more »

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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Shalom Asia*

Asia  Project code: 98551

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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The vision of Shalom Asia is to bring hope and transformation to the lives of those infected by HIV and AIDS. The city where Shalom Asia 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 Asia stands in the gap through providing holistic care to families, widows and transgenders affected by HIV and AIDS through its home-based care program. 

Skills Building in HIV and AIDS Ministries

International  learn more »

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Skills Building in HIV and AIDS Ministries

International  Project code: 099388

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Today for Tomorrow

South Africa  learn more »

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Today for Tomorrow

South Africa  Project code: 096393

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Vulnerable Children Interventions*

Zimbabwe  learn more »

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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Vulnerable Children Interventions*

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.

*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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