Here’s an update on a project that Mocha Club is helping fund in 2009: Grace AIDS Project in Ghana. Through this project, we help provide monthly support for nursing mothers, those infected with HIV, and also Anti-retroviral drugs (ARV’s) for those with HIV, all in partnership with Sunyani, Ghana Regional Hospital. Shockingly, in Ghana, it only costs $5 a month for the ARV’s that will help keep someone alive, but some of the poorest people cannot even afford $5. This is where we come in!
Through June 2009, we were able to help take care of 107 infected people. This includes four nursing mothers. Our National Director in Ghana has reported back, “They appreciate the fact that some people somewhere care about them. This has given them hope.”
Our hope is that we can help even more people throughout the rest of 2009 and 2010. Thank you for being a part of this project!
Here are some recent testimonies….
“I am a nursing mother living with HIV/AIDS in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. My husband died two years ago through the same disease and has left me with three children to care for. Even though I do not have the money, the Sunyani hospital has been providing me with the drugs free of charge at the end of every month. Had it not been the financial assistance from African Leadership, USA, I would have died. I am therefore grateful to African Leadership for the financial assistance and more importantly for my life.” ~ Madam Yaa Twenewaa
“I am taking care of two children of my late sister. These two children are victims of HIV/AIDS. I am thankful to African Leadership, because the two children have been accessing drugs free of charge because of the financial assistance provided.” ~ Mr. Osei Poku