01 Dec World AIDS Day 2015
For many of the kids that Lahash serves in East Africa, HIV/AIDS is a daily reality. For those whose parents are fighting the disease, the children often find themselves caring for a sick mother or father in addition to cooking and cleaning for the family. Many others have been orphaned by AIDS, and experience the tragedy of loosing one or both parents. Still others are born with the disease, and find themselves battling for their own life in the midst of a cycle of poverty.
But there is hope.
God continues to raise up leaders in East Africa who are on the front lines of caring for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in their own communities. Today, as we mark World AIDS Day, we celebrate their sacrifice and dedication to loving children who are to often forgotten and neglected. At Lahash we are privileged to work with in partnership with these courageous men, women, churches, and ministries as we strive together to make a difference in the lives of these precious kids.
You can join us in making a difference too! Right now!
By giving either of the Christmas gifts below, you can significantly impact the health of kids struggling with the effects of HIV/AIDS.
TWO MOSQUITO NETS: $10
Malaria is preventable and curable, yet it kills over 400,000 African children every year. By giving mosquito nets, you greatly increase a child’s chance of avoiding infection. This is especially important for the HIV-positive children we serve, as their fragile immune systems succumb easily to malaria and other illnesses.
TEN MEALS FOR A CHILD: $12
Seasonal hunger, rising food costs, and extremely limited incomes cause many East African families to survive on one meal a day. For HIV-positive children, an increase in nutrition can be the difference between life and death. This gift of supplemental meals will help children receive the food they need to take their medication and fight off sickness.