Fund: Healthy Beginnings

You raised $17,420  to support children living with HIV in Zambia to have the long, healthy life they deserve with the family, school, and community critical to their success.

This Fund closed on November 6, 2014.

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Two communities ending childhood HIV. Beatrice created Bwafwano Integrated Services Organization when she saw that mothers were instrumental in ending transmission from parent to child. Christopher ensures that knowledge about treatment and resources are shared widely by training caregivers to manage pediatric AIDS at Matero Care CenterThese two leaders make healthy beginnings a reality for children in Zambia.

Bwafwano Integrated Services Organization
An integrated health services organization with a community-based clinic and diagnostic lab.

Founded in 1996
41 Staff
525 Volunteers
Located in Lusaka, Zambia
3,000
men and women educated about HIV & prenatal care
600
women tested for HIV & accessed prenatal services
120
women accessed treatment to prevent mother to child transimission
Matero Care Center
A community care program that expands the quality of care provided to children living with HIV and AIDS.

Founded in 2002
8 Staff
14 Volunteers
Located in Lusaka, Zambia
50
trained family caregivers
50
HIV positive children supported with nutritious meals, medical care, and emotional support
500
HIV positive children supported since 2002

Our Advisory Council, Board, staff, and program consultants help strengthen community-based organizations for long term impact. Their expertise helps Firelight partners leverage their knowledge base to sustain their work.

Louis Mwewa

Program Consultant
Lusaka, Zambia

Louis provides mentorship and training expertise to Firelight partners in Zambia.

Zanele Sibanda

Director of Programs
Santa Cruz, California

Zanele works closely with Firelight partners in Zambia to strengthen their work with children and families.

Dr. Geoff Foster

Advisory Council & Board Member
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Geoff provides oversight and recommendations on community-based pediatric healthcare to Firelight Board and staff.

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Fundraisers supported Fund: Healthy Beginnings to help children living with HIV receive the comprehensive community support they need to live long, happy, and healthy lives.

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