2022 Report on POL's Micro Loans Program
The Power of Love team is grateful for your continued support and dedication to empower vulnerable women, educate children, and alleviate poverty. Your continued support is building a community of empowered and self-reliant women entrepreneursRationale for a Microloans program and the Impact of COVID
2022 Report on POL's Pediatric HIV Care Program
Thank you! The Power of Love team and our Zambian families are grateful for your support for our pediatric HIV care program in Zambia. Your continued support and love over the last several years is building a community of healthy, well-informed children, and families self-reliant in taking care of their health.
Provision of Credit and Financial Choices Goes a Long Way Towards Women's Empowerment
Impact of COVID, climate change: In the past 3-4 years, more countries are facing growing levels of food insecurity and lack of income opportunities due to COVID, climate change, and conflict. One solution is to provide income generating skills and loans/financing to these families.
Living with HIV is Not a Barrier to Achieving One's Goals
Can we combat climate change and poor health?: Recent studies conclude that the provision of food, clean energy, education, health, water, and sanitation can result in reducing both the impact of climate change and poverty while boosting human well-being.
There is a Continuing Need for Malaria Prevention Efforts
Malaria in Africa: Since 2000, malaria cases and deaths have been declining in Africa due to the provision of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and antimalarial drugs. A decrease in access in either or both would lead to potentially catastrophic increases in malaria morbidity and, mortality within Africa.
Safe Park/COVID Education Workshops Provide an Opportunity for Children to Learn and Grow
Why do children participate in this program? Children from different age groups love this program for different reasons. Younger children attend this program for snacks, toys, and opportunities to play with other kids their age. In the words of a young participant, "I learn a lot.
COVID Continues to Threaten the Global HIV Response
A recent report by UNAIDS states that during the last two years of COVID and other global crises, progress against HIV prevention has slowed and millions of lives are at risk. In 2021, new HIV infections fell by just 3.6% the smallest drop since 2016. In Asia and the Pacific, new HIV infections are rising where they had been falling for the past 10 years.
Safe Park and COVID Education Workshops Continue to Benefit Vulnerable Communities
What is Safe Park? Power of Love’s COVID education/Safe Park program provides a safe place for children to play and learn. Education on COVID, HIV and malaria prevention, and PPE are provided resulting in improved physical and mental health of hundreds of children and their families. Community members are encouraged to get both shots of the COVID vaccine.
We Are Growing Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Most women enrolled in Power of Love’s micro loans program are growing their businesses and learning to become successful entrepreneurs. In addition to paying for food, medicines, school expenses for children the women enjoy a stable income, start building assets, and are more self-reliant in taking care of their health and expenses.