It is encouraging to see Hope for AIDS mature over the last 16 years. This initiative began with the aim of building capacity among churches and non-governmental Christian organizations to respond to those suffering with AIDS, not just meeting the needs ourselves. In this way many of the projects and programs have become sustainable. Local believers have taken leadership, learning how to minister to the brokenhearted with both the words and the compassion of Jesus.
HOPE for AIDS is an international family of more than 40 projects spanning 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The majority of the work in these projects is done through the time and commitment of the nearly 2,000 local volunteers drawn from our partner organisations. Our vision is to build capacity in the local community to enable them to deal with the AIDS pandemic in the most effective way in each culture. Partners often include local churches and community groups that benefit from periodic networking, shared training, and relevant support among themselves. A shared goal of sustainability is vital to maintaining ongoing transformative care with minimal dependence on outside supporters. In this, ongoing efforts to build local strengths and internal supports make it possible for local partners to continue relevant long term engagement with the community.
HOPE for AIDS engages and supports local partners in an effective, holistic and compassionate…
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