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American Foundation For Children With AIDS, Inc.

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Causes: AIDS, Community Health Systems, Food, Health, Nutrition

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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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

Tanya is an excellent leader who truly cares about the work and people she serves. AFCA makes a huge impact for a relatively small group and is filing a gap in the programs and services that are offered to children who are most in need. It is a wonderful organization that we should all try and support a group who is looking out for the under-served.


Rating: 5

I first began working with AFCA seven years ago. It is the first NGO with which I worked that dealt with HIV/AIDS in Africa. I was extremely impressed with their innovative approach to helping children with HIV/AIDS and their families. Since that time, I have worked with numerous other NGOs, some larger, some smaller. AFCA still stands out for its effective and innovative approach to implementing programs that have measurable impact. Additionally, as others have commented, they do it with very limited financial resources, effectively using volunteers, in-kind contributions, and, importantly, tireless and dynamic leadership from the Executive Director. Working with her and the organization is always very gratifying.


Rating: 5

I have been involved with many non-profit organizations over the years, and without a doubt, AFCA is the best of them all. I became involved at its inception based on the reputation and incredible talent of its Executive Director, Tanya Weaver, and am proud to be involved with it still today. This is a small organization that achieves monumental things on behalf of the children with AIDS they serve in eastern Africa. A small staff supported by an army of dedicated volunteers makes it all happen. I have traveled to visit many of their in-country partners and have witnessed first-hand the results of their tireless work. This is an organization that I support unequivocally!

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Rating: 5

I just returned from leading an AFCA Vacation with a Purpose volunteer team to Mombasa Kenya. Our team worked with AFCA's partner there - Mombasa Community Based Health Care program - to rebuild a home an HIV+ child su[[orted by AFCA who is living in horrible conditions in the slums. AFCA does a stellar job of selecting in-country partner programs that really achieve results, and Mombasa CBHC is just one such organization. It was a very successful trip and one of many more to come, we hope!