Today, millions of people have been orphaned by AIDS. Thousands more have been widowed by this disease. Today, grandparents are raising grandchildren, and kids are forced to be breadwinners.

World Renew is taking steps to reach out in love to those who are hurting from HIV and AIDS.

This includes programs...

FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV AND AIDS

  • Encouraging home-based care programs and training additional community health care workers to provide regular support to those in need.

  • Facilitating access to clinics, antiretroviral drugs, and other treatments.

  • Providing start-up money for small business programs so that families have funds to pay for medications as well as basic needs.

FOR CAREGIVERS

  • Training caregivers how to effectively offer support and care to people living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Offering loans to groups of people (e.g. widows) so they can collectively own oxen and a plough to greatly increase the amount of land under production.

FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH-AT-RISK

  • Promoting HIV/AIDS education and values formation in schools.

  • Giving teen-aged heads of households vocational training.

  • Doing training for youth at risk through lessons, stories, songs, and skits

  • Decreasing malnutrition in children less than five years through growth monitoring, education for parents, and better access to food.

  • Enabling orphans and vulnerable children to cover the costs of going to school.

FOR THE COMMUNITY

  • Engaging community members in awareness exercises and discussion groups to break down stigma and misunderstandings associated with HIV/AIDS

  • Supplying food and seeds to HIV/AIDS communities affected by drought and other disasters.

  • Providing families with improved nutrition through more productive agriculture.

  • Including HIV/AIDS education in materials used in adult literacy classes.

  • Providing immediate relief assistance to communities affected by both drought and HIV/AIDS.

FOR CHURCHES

  • Bringing church leaders together for training and education in the following areas: prevention, care and support, pastoral care, counseling, treatment, leadership, and advocacy.

  • Training partner staff in how to incorporate HIV/AIDS interventions into all their core programs.

  • Providing education to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS and training in ways to care for the community as Christians.