HIV/AIDS is ravaging entire communities across the globe. Throughout Zimbabwe, hundreds of families will experience death today. 5 years ago, people walking along the roads would stop and pay tribute to a coffin making its way to the cemetery, as it was their custom. Now, the steady flow of services for the dead make it impossible to stand and watch, as you would be standing all day. There is a new saying in Zimbawe now about this: “We can’t afford to stop once, or we’d be stopped forever.”
Orphans are showing up on the doorsteps of our partnering churches in Africa in record numbers. We are equipping these churches to ensure that the voices of these children are not forgotten. We are helping educate them for the basic things that they need to learn like Math, Science, English, Ndebele, History, etc AND on the basics of HIV/AIDS.
Nothing will reverse this tide without the affected people changing the course. This will only take place with an education.
Use your voice and remember these important facts about HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe
Other Info Links on HIV/AIDS
The Body: The Complete AIDS Resource
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
International AIDS Society
National Institute of Health: AIDS Info