Children enrolled in our "Safe Park" program are battling the devastating effects of poverty, abuse, HIV, and AIDS. Many have lost parents and family, experience deprivation and abuse, have been stigmatized, and suffer overwhelming grief.
Programs for the Community
Dear Power of Love Friend: Happy June! We are happy to report that we are winning the fight against malaria. Globally, there has been a 21% decrease in malaria incidence, and a 29% decrease in malaria mortality over the last five years. This has been possible largely due to better access and use of long lasting insecticide treated nets in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dear Power of Love Friend: Happy May! As children in our hemisphere are getting ready for summer, children in Zambia are starting to take out their warm clothes to prepare for winter. In addition, children from the community of Matero look forward to Saturday mornings when they can participate in Power of Love's "Safe Park" program.
Dear Power of Love friend: March brings good news from Zambia; we are seeing a lower incidence of malaria in our community! With your support, we were able to provide 2000 nets and education on malaria prevention last year.
The Power of Love team and families in our micro loans program truly appreciate your support and generosity. Your support and caring for Zambian women and their families is creating a legacy of empowered women, and a stronger more self-reliant community in Zambia.
A Quick Look at the Achievements of our Women Entrepreneurs in 2016
Dear Power of Love Friend: Happy February! Today we would like you to meet one of the amazing women in our micro loans program. Betsy, the sole caregiver for five children, successfully completed business training and received a small loan last April.
Life became difficult for Joyce when she lost her husband to AIDS two years back as she is the sole caregiver for five children (four her own and one nephew). During a weekly home visit for her youngest child who is enrolled in our pediatric HIV care program, POL’s health care worker advised her to enroll in our micro loans program. Joyce says her life changed in April 2016 when she enrolled.
The goal of our pediatric HIV care program is to strengthen the community by equipping families with tools to take care of their HIV+ children. Family members of children enrolled are provided with training in caring for an HIV+ child, and education in HIV prevention. This leads to an improvement in the health of the children, prevention of HIV, and reduction in stigma associated with HIV.