Mercy (not her real name) and her grandmother, share their new insecticide treated bed net. Sleeping under an insecticide treated net every day during malaria season has kept Mercy and her grandma malaria free. Mercy is not scared of falling sick with malaria anymore as she has a bed net. Since receiving nets, no one in the family has been sick from malaria.
Stories from the Field
Heartfelt and heartwarming, these stories come straight from the most impacted areas of Zambia, where the Power of Love team works fervently to support those in need.
Jas is a 15-year-old who is being cared for by her mom. She lost her dad when she was eight. Her mom cares for her, her brother, her grandmother, and three orphaned step siblings (there are 12 people in her household). They live with her grandma in a 4-room house which has no electricity or water.
Thank you for working with us to provide a safe and happy environment in which orphans and vulnerable children can play and learn. Today we would like you to meet one of the children who have benefitted from your support over the past year.
Thank you for working with us to prevent new HIV infections and provide a package of life saving health care services to 350 HIV+ orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia. Today we would like you to meet one of the children who have benefitted from your support over the past year.
Judith started selling peanut butter at a roadside stand after she received her first loan in November 2016. Within a few weeks she had to move her stand as she did not have a license to sell on the road. She then started a home delivery business as her customers liked her product. She faced increased competition as more women in her area started making and selling peanut butter.
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.
Thanks to your generous support, we have been able to continually expand our program to improve the lives of several hundred children and families impacted by HIV, AIDS, and malaria in Zambia. From weekly checkups to vital healthcare services, the children 200+ within our program receive the support they need to achieve stable health and attend school.
Meet Two Children who are Working Hard in School to Realize their Dreams of Joining the Medical Profession
Power of Love's pediatric HIV care program continues to improve the lives of several hundred children and families impacted by HIV, AIDS, and malaria in Zambia. The vision behind this program is to strengthen women and grandmothers so they can take care of their HIV+ children and sick family members at home.