American Foundation For Children With AIDS, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   50 reviews

Address:

6221 Blue Grass Avenue Harrisburg PA 17112 USA

Mission:

AFCA is a non-profit organization that helps HIV+/AIDS children and their guardians in sub-Saharan Africa who have no other access to aid. AFCA is an efficient and highly effective grass roots organization that acts primarily as a conduit between the extreme needs of accredited partners in Sub-Saharan Africa and the vast resources of the western world. AFCA provides readily available, life-saving anti-retroviral medicine, medical equipment and supplies, nutritional supplements, and emergency supplies that are requested by our partners for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS so that the afflicted, at-risk children can have hope to grow up free of the devastating effects of this disease. Currently, AFCA is working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Target demographics:

Children from pre-birth to they turn 19 years old

Geographic areas served:

Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Uganda

Programs:

We provide anti-retroviral and other life-saving medicines to HIV+ children and their guardians; medical supplies and equipment; nutritional support; school fees; livestock and seeds for livelihoods projects; train doctors and midwives

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717-489-0206
www.AFCAids.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Isaiah changed my life. In 2006, I found myself in Uganda, visiting a place that should not exist in our era - a starvation ward. This is a place where starving children are taken, with the desperate hope that they will get healthy again. Many times, though, it is too late and some babies and toddlers survive and some don't.

While visiting this place, I had the privilege of holding baby Isaiah during his last minutes here on earth. He was tiny, so very tiny, and was too light to believe. His malnutrition was too far advanced and he couldn’t process food. It was obvious his little body couldn't hold on for much longer and that he was done fighting, so I rocked him until he was gone.

Children should NOT die of hunger. It's that simple. They should not die of something as preventable as hunger. On that day, I vowed to make sure that the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, the organization with whom I was in Uganda, would provide food for children under their care if they needed it. An entire new program was born in honor of baby Isaiah and now, not only does the organization give nutritional supplements when needed, but they also provide livestock, seeds and trainings to AIDS orphans so that they can become self-reliant and never be hungry again.

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9 people found this review helpful

This charity is amazing. They do so much for so many kids in Sub-Saharan Africa and spend only one percent of their donations on administrative costs.They sure know how to make the donations given to them last! They support over 5000 kids in Africa with medicine, food, and medical supplies and i am proud to volunteer with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching how they share medical supplies with kids in Africa and with hospitals who don't have what they need to care for their patients. I hear stories and see photos of what they do with the supplies they receive.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them fundriase so they don't have to pay for a warehouse to hold their supplies. I'd hire another person to help them manage some of their programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They are real people who are doing great things for little money.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, hard working, dedicated, focused. The executive director is funny and is very involved. You'll find her and her family volunteering with others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy a warehouse. Hire another staff person. Save the lives of a million children.

Ways to make it better...

The bathroom at the warehouse worked.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough financial support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Everyone should support these folks!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife traveled with AFCA this past year to Kenya to help build two houses for families who did not have adequate housing. While she was there, my wife also was able to see the effects of previous AFCA support in the form of a large Greenhouse which AFCA assisted in building to help the people grow there own food. The more involved my family becomes with AFCA, the more we realize how since they are and how muck actual help they provide to individuals and entire communities which are less fortunate than us.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have not personally come in contact with any member of this team. However, I myself at the age of 7 had an uncle who passed from the complications of the HIV/AIDS virus. Anything I can do to help someone with the disease, I will always do. This cause is very close to my heart. Keep on doing the good that you do! You will be awarded greatly. Love to you all

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Founder of Walk On Foundation Inc, a health focused non profit in Pennsylvania we are thankful for the other organizations in and around Pennsylvania that share a common goal with us, in helping those with medical needs. This organization is one that is very much needed and we hope to be able to work together more in the future towards a more healthier PA. Thank you for all you do!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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