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Thomas Z.

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Review for 25 40, Burke, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

From 1970 to 1978, my family lived in South Africa. My youngest son, Alec, was 1 1/2 years old when we went there so his formative years were spent there and "he has Africa in his blood". Alec has gone on to a successful career, marriage to Amy and family of his own in America, but his heart remains with the people with whom he grew up.
When it became apparant that South Africa was rife with AIDS, Alec and Amy determined to do what they could to ease the suffering.
Through research and friends in South Africa they found that while there were efforts underway to fight AIDS in the major population areas, little was being done to help in the rural areas and most particularly to help the children who were either HIV positive or orphaned by loss of parents to AIDS.
Creating the non profit, 25:40 was their answer. You can learn all about their success on the 25:40 website. What is hard to discern from a website is their devotion to this cause, the joy it has brought to the area they serve and how it has changed lives and given hope to so many.

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

I have accompanied 25:40 to witness the work 25:40 is doing in the rural area around Hamburg South Africa. Support for a local clinic to treat mothers and children, provision of transport so health care workers can visit patients in their local towns and on their farms, building of homes for impoverised families are among their activites.

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

Help to raise more money so their work can be expanded to adjoining areas still in need.

Role:  Donor & I have acted as a donor, consultant and supporter.