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					Women and Families in Africa
Round One Funded Projects
Benin
Name of Project        n/a
Name of Organization   Ong Espoir de la Famille
Location               Porto-Novo, Benin
Grant Amount           $9,928
Thematic Area          Strategic Income Generation activities for empowerment,
                       access specifically for and lead by women living with
                       HIV/AIDS
Description
Activities             Develop income generation activities that would enable use
                       to take care of lives, access generic who are not supported
                       by the National Aids Program, and also a program on Sexual
                       Reproductive Health including sexual rights.

Botswana
Name of Project        n/a
Name of Organization   Bomme Isago Association
Location               Gaborone, Botswana
Grant Amount           $9,503
Thematic Area          Strategic Income Generation activities for empowerment,
                       access specifically for and lead by women living with
                       HIV/AIDS
Description            The Network for Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana
                       (Bomme Isago Association) was established in June 2005.
                       This was after realizing the need of creating a forum through
                       which women and children affected with HIV/AIDS would
                       address their challenges, such as: financial, psychosocial,
                       legal, health, etc.
Activities             Empower HIV positive women to undertake and manage
                       livestock and backyard gardening, which will improve their
                       nutrition, food security and act as a source of income. This
                       will enable them to move from a state of vulnerability to
                       sustainability, socially and economically.

Cameroon
Name of Project        Treatment for Young Rural Positive Women in Ebolowa.
                       Cameroon
Name of Organization   TBTV- Studio 2
Location               Ebolowa, Cameroon
Grant Amount           $10,000
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy and Preparedness
Description
Activities             Provide a treatment education on TB/HIV con-infection to 500
                       young women co-infected; production of IEC materials on
                       TB/HIV treatment literacy and build the capacity of health
                       care providers on TB/HIV issue in the only health care center
                       in the area.

Congo-Brazzaville
Name of Project        Treatment Preparedness Project
Name of Organization   Association Mar Gentilini Pour Temperer la Douleur du
                       Monde (AMGTDM)
Location               Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville
Grant Amount           $10,00
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy and Preparedness
Description
Activities             Ensure treatment education and nutrition to 3000 women
                       living with HIV/AIDS. Contribute to the education of HIV/AIDS
                       impact on women with HIV/AIDS treatment education.

Ghana
Name of Project        n/a
Name of Organization   Foundation of Women and Children
Location               Accra, Ghana
Grant Amount           $7,000
Thematic Area          Strategic Income Generation activities for empowerment,
                       access specifically for and lead by women living with
                       HIV/AIDS
Description            FOWAC is an association of women and children infected and
                       affected by HIV/AIDS. The Foundation has a membership of
                       40 women and 35 children infected and affected by HIV.
                       FOWAC was formed in September, 2004 and was registered
                       in 2005.
Activities             Training and income generating activities.

Kenya (2)
Name of Project        Economic Empowerment for Women and Family in Migori
Name of Organization   Coalition of People fighting HIV/AIDS in Migori
                       (COPFAM)
Location               Migori, Kenya
Grant Amount           $10,000
Thematic Area          Strategic income generation activities for empowerment,
                       access specifically for and lead by women living with
                       HIV/AIDS
Description            COPFAM was started in 2004 by HIV positive women and
                       men as a post test club. The main aim of COPFAM was to
                       provide continual counseling sessions to individuals and
                       families through psychosocial support therapy, an aspect of
                       care that is still missing in their public care institutions.
                       COPFAM activities are based in the rural and urban area of
                       Migori District in Nyanza Province; 550 km south of Nairobi.
Activities             Plans are to train women in subsistence and market
                       gardening farming techniques along continuation of
                       psychosocial support therapy. Proposed plans also include
                       starting a group poultry and dairy project that will serve as a
                       training site for members and a source of income,
                       sustainability and continual support for members.

Name of Project        n/a
Name of Organization   Young Women Fighting HIV/AIDS in Kenya
Location               Eldoret, Kenya
Grant Amount           $8,700
Thematic Area          Sexual reproductive health and rights issues for women living
                       with HIV/AIDS
Description            Young Women Fighting HIV/AIDS in Kenya was formed in
                       January 2006 as a support group that is aimed at helping
                       young women be linked by comprehensive health care
                       facilities. The organization addressed the needs of young
                       women by finding them mechanisms to deal with human
                       rights problems, sexual and reproductive rights and stigma
                       and discrimination.
Activities             Summary of Key Activities to take place in the Rift Valley
                       province of Kenya:
                            Four trainings for members on sexual and
                                reproductive health rights
                            Advocacy for rights of positive young women in
                                reference to treatment literacy
                            Home based counseling and visitation for group
                                members


Malawi
Name of Project        HIV Positive Women and Culture
Name of Organization   Center for Alternatives for Victimized Women and
                       Children (COVWOC)
Location               Blantyre, Malawi
Grant Amount           $9,960
Thematic Area          Sexual Reproductive health and rights for women living with
                       HIV/AIDS
Description            COVWOC was established in 1997 whose aim is at
                       protecting, empowering and safeguarding human rights of
                       women and girls living with HIV who are deemed vulnerable.
Activities             The project plans to conduct SRHR education through
                       trainings and community outreach programs. After training,
                       individuals will be mobilized into village based clubs who will
                       be meeting and sharing relevant experiences through peer
                       education. IEC materials will be produced, such as T-shirts,
                       to further spread the project messages. The proposed
                       activities complement the mission and vision of the
                       COVWOC of creating a peaceful and discrimination free
                       society for women living with HIV.

Nigeria (4)
Name of Project        Empowering Women to access HIV/AIDS services through
                       Reproductive Heath/Sexuality Program
Name of Organization   Communal Care Center / fiscal sponsor = Center for Right to
                       Life
Location               Oguta, Nigeria
Grant Amount           $10,000
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy/Preparedness and Sexual Reproductive
                       Health and Rights issues for women living with HIV/AIDS.
Description            Communal Care Centre was conceived by a woman Living
                       with HIV and widowed by AIDS out of the personal experience
                       of stigma and discrimination and addresses the issues of
                       sexual reproductive health in Imo State. Presently the
                       organization has about 30 members comprising of employees,
                       volunteers and support group.
Activities                  The project plan is to have the following activities aimed at
                            addressing the identified problems:
                                A 1-day sensitization seminar for 30 principals and
                                   teachers in the community
                                A 1-day Sensitization seminar on Reproductive
                                   Health and Sexuality Education for 50 adult
                                   women, especially women Living with HIV/AIDS
                                A 3-day Treatment Literacy Training workshop for
                                   20 women Living with HIV/AIDS
                                A         3-day       Training       workshop        on
                                   Sexuality/Reproductive Health and Family Life
                                   Education for 40 in-school Adolescent girls
                                Production of IEC materials.


Name of Project        Economic Empowerment for Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Name of Organization   Community Life Project
Location               Lagos, Nigeria
Grant Amount           $10,000

Thematic Area          Strategic Income Generation Project
Description
                       CLP has been in existence for 14 years, with a vast network
                       of community organizations and local institutions in 2 local
                       government areas in Lagos state, which include 20 trade and
                       vocational associations (such as vulcanizers, mechanics,
                       electricians, carpenters, battery chargers etc.) including
                       market associations; 30 secondary schools, 18 Faith Based
                       Organizations (Christians and Moslems); 9 Primary Health
                       Care Centers and 1 General Hospital.
Activities             CLP plans to provide capacity building for 20 HIV positive
                       women on how to set up and operate small-scale businesses
                       as a response to support group members’ requests. After the
                       training we plan to assist the women with some small capital
                       to set up the business. In addition we shall set up a revolving
                       loan scheme for members of the support group. These
                       activities will go a long way not only in meeting the immediate
                       needs of the PLWHAs but will also contribute to poverty
                       reduction in the community and the country as a whole.
Name of Project        Empowering Women and Widows Living with HIV/AIDS in
                       Lagos Island LGA, Nigeria
Name of Organization   Women and Children of Hope Foundation (WCH)
Location               Lagos Island LGA, Nigeria
Grant Amount           $10,000
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy and Preparedness
Description            Women and Children of Hope (WCH) was founded in 2000
                       whose mission is to promote positive living among women
                       and children with or affected by HIV/AIDS using effective
                       weapons of counseling, education and life skills vocation
                       training thereby repositioning them to contribute meaningfully
                       to the society. WCH works in both urban and rural areas
                       especially the high HIV endemic areas of the country.
Activities             Economic skills acquisition training and income generating
                       activities including tie & die, bead product making, tailoring,
                       etc. These activities will complement the organization’s
                       continuing objectives of increasing advocacy and an
                       enlightenment campaign for the reduction of breast milk
                       substitutes; grassroots HIV/AIDS awareness among women’s
                       groups and associations, establishment of more women’s’
                       self-help groups and to increase advocacy for
                       availability/affordability of ARV drugs including pediatric ARV
                       drugs for women and children living with HIV.


Name of Project        Promoting the Reproductive Rights and Health Issues of
                       Islamic Women in Purdah
Name of Organization   Women Ummah Support Group
Location               Abija, Nigeria
Grant Amount           $10,000
Thematic Area          Sexual Reproductive health and rights issues for women
                       living with HIV/AIDS
Description            The Women Ummah Support Group (an Islamic Faith Based
                       organization) was established in 2002 and has 150 members.
                       The support group is a unit of Muslim Women living with
                       HIV/AIDS in FCT and environs. The Group is an integral part
                       of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Nigeria Islamic Affairs
                       (NSCIA). NSCIA is an umbrella organization for Muslim
                       communities in Nigeria.
Activities             Women in Ummah Support Group intends to embark upon a
                       series of mobilizing events, trainings, on HIV/AIDS,
                       empowering and advocacies to Imams, mosques and women
                       Islamiyyas to increase awareness of PLWA to reproductive
                       health rights and well being of women as the purdah practice
                       of confining women excludes them from mainstream
                       information. Reproductive and health rights of women are not
                       being address by most of the PLWHA support groups which
                       are often led by men. The Women Ummah Support Group
                       can overcome the challenge and go behind purdah to reach
                       these women by increasing knowledge of people living with
                       HIV/AIDS on their reproductive health rights; encouraging
                       Muslim women to access health facilities within the targeted
                       communities; train health care workers and traditional birth
                       attendants to offer quality services; disseminate cultural
                       accepted IEC materials to the targeted communities and to
                       enlighten Muslim women leaders on HIV/AIDS and the
                       reproductive health right issues of PLWHAs.

Rwanda
Name of Project        Project of training orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS to
                       arts managers
Name of Organization   IHIRWE
Location               Kigali, Rwanda
Grant Amount           $8,000
Thematic Area          Strategic Income Generation activities for empowerment,
                       access specifically for and lead by women living with
                       HIV/AIDS
Description
Activities             Train youth in arts management and provide them with
                       quality skills in cooking and tailoring that would enable them
                       to face their disease.

South Africa
Name of Project        n/a
Name of Organization   Springs of Hope
Location               Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Grant Amount           $8,100
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy and Preparedness, Sexual Reproductive
                       health and rights, and strategic income generating activities
Description            Springs of Hope was founded in 2003 in response to the
                       stigma and discrimination towards people living with
                       HIV/AIDS and presently have 100 members who are all living
                       with HIV.
Activities             Proposed activities include continuous support group
                       meetings, HIV/AIDS education including sexual/reproductive
                       health, treatment literacy/preparedness and income
                       generating activities through beadwork, sewing projects and
                       peace gardens.

Swaziland
Name of Project        n/a
Name of Organization   Women Together Support Organization
Location               Lobamba, Swaziland
Grant Amount           $10,00
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy and Preparedness
Description            Women together is an organization that began as a response
                       to the increasing need for support to HIV positive women.
                       The discrimination positive women face in communities is
                       exacerbated by the fact that women are regulated to inferior
                       status in Swazi society than that of men in all spheres of life:
                       socially, economically, politically and legally. Women
                       Together operates in 4 regions: Hhohho, Manzini, Lobombo
                       and Shiselweni.
Activities             Three day training workshop and treatment literacy
                       campaigns.

Tanzania (2)
Name of Project        Income Generation for Nutrition Support to Women Living
                       with HIV/AIDS
Name of Organization   Women Fighting Aids in Tanzania (WOFATA)
Location               Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Grant Amount           $10,000
Thematic Area          Strategic Income Generation activities for empowerment,
                       access specifically for and lead by women living with
                       HIV/AIDS
Description            WOFATA is a non-governmental organization of women
                       infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Tanzania who have
                       decided to be transparent in the fight against AIDS in the
                       frontline to save Tanzanians and others from the fast
                       spreading of HIV/AIDS infection. The organization is
                       dedicated to support infected and affected women, orphans
                       and children living with HIV/AIDS and widows.
Activities             Strategy is to help women living with HIV/AIDS generate
                       income that can support their nutrition. WOFATA will open a
                       tailoring, dye and tie and decorating/ornament work, which
                       will help women members living with HIV/AIDS, increase their
                       income.

Name of Project        Improved Livelihoods for Women living with HIV/AIDS
                       through tailoring workshops
Name of Organization   Mtwara Women Living Positively with HIV/AIDS
                       (MWOLITH+)
Location               Mtwara, Tanzania
Grant Amount           $3,955
Thematic Area          Strategic income generation activities for empowerment,
                       access specifically for and lead by women living with
                       HIV/AIDS
Description            The organisation was formed in2004, by a group of 3 women
                       living with HIV/AIDS. The organisation was set up after
                       realising the vulnerability of women to HIV and the social
                       economic impacts of the disease to them and serves the rural
                       community of Mtwara.
Activities             The project plans to offer training in tailoring skills to its
                       members and orphans who have no chance of further
                       education to gain skills for self-reliance. The project will also
                       provide some income for its members and organisation to be
                       able to meet other objectives. This fits well with our vision
                       living positively with HIV and mission of restoring hope and
                       improving the quality of life of women infected and children
                       affected by HIV/AIDS by providing compassionate care and
                       material plus moral support.

Uganda (3)
Name of Project        HIV Treatment Literacy and Sexual Reproductive Health
                       Rights Advocacy and Education Program
Name of Organization   God’s Will Disabled Women’s Group
Location               Nebbi District, Uganda
Grant Amount           $9,000
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy/Preparedness and Sexual Reproductive
                       health rights issues for women living with HIV/AIDS
Description            GOD’s WILL Women Group is a community based
                       organization. It was formed as a response to the problems
                       and challenges faced by women and disabled women when
                       confronted with HIV positive diagnosis or chronic illness. The
                       CBO has operated for three and a half years. It has a
                       membership of 200 volunteers.
Activities                  Conduct training workshops on treatment literacy
                               preparedness and education
                            Conduct aggressive community mobilization,
                               sensitization and training workshop on SRHR for
                               women living with HIV and affected women
                            Conduct HIV treatment education and HIV treatment
                               counseling workshops
                            Development and distribution of simplified IEC
                               materials, information pocket size booklets,
                               brochures, advocacy messages, stories/testimonies of
                               PHA’s who have broken the silence and are
                               performing well on treatment
                            Translate and tailor materials in local languages
                            Develop peer education program. Peer educators and
                               peer support mechanism will be developed through
                               execution of good trainings and ongoing supervision
                            Train Community ART aids to support women and
                               children and families on therapy
                            Community Outreach (if funds permit)
                       The activities have a direct linkage and a pre-requisite for
                       ensuring empowerment of women and access of SRHR
                       information.

Name of Project        Acquiring HIV/AIDS treatment literacy and preparedness for
                       Sustainable information dissemination to CSWs in Uganda
Name of Organization   Lady Mermaid’s Bureau
Location               Kampala, Uganda
Grant Amount           $6,745
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy and Preparedness
Description            Lady Mermaid Bureau serves to arouse HIV/AIDS awareness
                       among CSWs, pimping, street walking peace and
                       psychological support to girl-child sex workers and detained
                       prostitute-young mothers with an aim to eliminate Child
                       prostitution.
Activities             To develop a long-term HIV/AIDS plan for commercial
                       sexworkers. The project will hire a health professional to
                       teach 10 ten people at its offices. The training will last the
                       approximately three months and would equip the
                       beneficiaries with intense education on HIV/AIDS treatment
                       literacy and preparedness.

Name of Project        n/a
Name of Organization   GIRAMTSIKO
Location               Kabwohe, Uganda
Grant Amount           $9,862
Thematic Area          Treatment Literacy/Preparedness and Sexual Reproductive
                       health and rights issues for women living with HIV/AIDS
Description            A Community based organization formed from an organized
                       group where HIV/AID positive women could counsel and
                       support each other. Through regular meetings, a dance and
                       drama group was created as a way of sensitizing the
                       communities about HIV/AIDS and human rights, income
                       generating activities and mobilizing other women to join.
Activities             Activities focus on empowering communities with advocacy
                       skills, knowledge about their rights and ensuring that they are
                       well equipped with treatment literacy information. Seminars
                       on sensitization, treatment literacy and importance to adhere
                       to treatment will be held. Simultaneously, discussions around
                       sexuality of PLHAs, sexual rights, and knowledge to advocate
                       for universal treatment and access to sexual and reproductive
                       health issues of women living with HIV/AIDS.

Zambia
Name of Project        Improve the quality of lives of women living with HIV/AIDS
Name of Organization   Lusapila Women’s Support Group ( an affiliate of NZP+)
Location               Lusaka, Zambia
Grant Amount           $8,593
Thematic Area          Sexual Reproductive health and rights issues for women
                       living with HIV/AIDS and Strategic income generation
                       activities for empowerment, access specifically for and lead
                       by women living with HIC/AIDS
Description            Lusapila Women’s’ Support Group was formed in 2002 with
                       10 HIV+ women, whose main purpose was to offer
                       psychosocial, emotional and material support to its members.
                       The support group started under the umbrella body of NZP+.
                       In 2004, the support group moved to the community where it
                       is presently based and where it felt activities would benefit
                       group members as well as their family members and the
                       community at large. The group’s activities are based in
                       Mandevu compound which is under peri-urban setting.
Activities             With support from the Zambia National Aids Network,
                       Lusapila Women’s Support Group currently runs a grocery
                       shop within the community. To supplement, proposed
                       activities include a workshop on sexual reproductive health
                       for members and materials for chicken rearing as a
                       sustainable income generating activity.

Zimbabwe
Name of Project        Income Generating Initiatives for HIV Positive Women
Name of Organization   Loving Hand
Location               Bulawaya, Zimbabwe
Grant Amount           $9,300
Thematic Area          Strategic Income generation activities for empowerment,
                       access specifically for and led by women living with HIV/AIDS
Description            In 2001, a group of 7 widows and other ladies living with
                       HIV/AIDS came together to share ideas on ways of
                       sustaining their families in the face of HIV/AIDS scourge.
                       Determined to face their challenges positively, they decided
                       to form an on-going support network through regular
                       meetings as well as establishment of small income
                       generating projects. The group has now grown to a size of 16
                       members, all volunteers.
Activities             The organization has identified a piece of land for small scale
                       agricultural activities and has received funding for fencing
                       equipment for the nutrition garden. Collaborative Fund
                       support will provide training in nutritional gardening, garden
                       preparation, agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, etc.) and
                       trainings in home based care and orphan care.

				
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