People suffering from HIV & AIDS often also face devastating poverty and seek alternative employment possibilities. The Center has helped start a pedicure and hair salon in Rwanda, employing persons with HIV or facing stigma because of their LGBTQ status. In India, various economic employment alternatives have been initiated, including starting kiosks, fruit and vegetable stands, selling tea, hawking saris, or distributing fresh milk.
The Gift of HOPE (Helping Orphans by Providing Essentials) program provides life's essentials to these Kenyan children in six main areas: health (including HIV & AIDS treatments), shelter, nutrition, education, safety, and personal support.
Regular programs ensure assistance to over 261 orphans.
WOMEN & CHILDREN
Tragically HIV is transmitted during the birth of babies and through a mother's milk during breast feeding. Through the free services of the Women and Children's Center in Namakkal, India, supervised by Professor N. M. Samuel, M.D., HIV transmisson is eliminated for new-born children because of the medical care and prevention program. Your gift helps supports this key program.
The Center is currently seeking to support the nutritional needs of children living on the streets in Kenya. Your donation could go toward providing food to these homeless children in need.
HIV FAMILIES CARE/SUPPORT
The Tamabaram Community Development
Society provides health care and
educational opportunities to women and
girls in rural India. Through the support
of Center donors, ten young women are
currently enrolled in undergraduate
programs and one in a masters program.
HIV & LGBT SEMINARS
In recent years, the Cetner has participated in and organized conferences and seminars in Africa and Asia advocating for HIV and AIDS care and prevention, specifically as they relate to LGBT issues and religious communities.