Friday, January 4, 2008

American Foundation for Children with AIDS Seeks Volunteers to Build a House in Kenya

The AFCA is looking for volunteers to help build a house for orphans in Nairobi, Kenya this summer. 18 volunteers are needed to fill a team of big-hearted individuals who want to change the lives of people by giving them a decent place to call home. The trip will be from July 19 – August 2, 2008.

While no construction experience is needed, we are looking for people who are willing to learn, to play, to laugh, and to change lives. Flexibility is a must. Cost is $1,950 plus airfare and includes food, in-country transportation, insurance, donation to AFCA’s work, snacks, and housing. As an aside, all money spent on accommodations will go directly to support the education of AIDS orphans!

If interested in participating, please email International Volunteer Partnerships at or call AFCA at 888.683.8323. An application and interview process will follow.

AFCA Raising Funds for Medical Supplies and Cereal

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, on December 28, 2007 American Foundation for Children with AIDS sent a 40 inch container full of medical equipment and supplies (including sutures, walkers, wheelchairs, needles, braces, gurneys, exam tables, bedside tables, feeding tubes, and other items) to rural hospitals in Uganda treating children with HIV and AIDS.

We're preparing another container to send, this time full of ATMIT (a soy-based fortified cereal) for the kids who don't otherwise have food to eat when they take their medicines. For anyone who wants to be a part of the project, visit to create a fundraising page for this specific project.