Improving the lives of children affected by HIV & AIDS

How We Work

 

We believe that the most successful responses to HIV & AIDS are locally driven by dedicated people, who show incredible commitment and know best what will work in their local context. 

Egmont’s Programme Committee, who between them have more than 60 years experience in HIV & AIDS and development within and beyond the countries where Egmont works, are able to draw on their extensive local networks in Africa to help identify those inspiring, capable, dedicated people and the organisations that are effective. We combine that expertise with a rigorous assessment process to select and support projects that will have a lasting impact.

Whether it's ensuring children’s access to education in Zambia and Zimbabwe, supporting caregivers in Malawi and Mozambique or spreading the word to young Kenyans and Tanzanians about how to protect themselves from HIV, Egmont's partners are genuinely committed and locally driven organisations who are making a real difference on the ground throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


Meet A Few Of Our Partners

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Loyce Lema

Director of Envirocare,
Tanzania

In 1993, after discovering that government officials were encouraging rural women to use harmful banned pesticides on their crops, Loyce set up Envirocare to equip ordinary Tanzanians with the information they needed to allow them to make informed choices about their health and rights. 

Since then, under Loyce’s leadership, Envirocare has worked tirelessly to educate Tanzanians about issues relating to health and human rights, latterly focusing in particular on child rights.

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Peter Gondwe

Director of Life Concern,
Malawi

Peter's brother died of an AIDS related illness in the early 2000s. Since then Peter has set up two organisations that aim to prevent the spread of the disease. 

After the success of HAWIP, which Egmont has supported since 2008, Peter set up Life Concern (LICO). LICO aims to establish an AIDS free generation in Rumphi by preventing the transmission of HIV from mother to child. Since LICO's project started no children from their target population have been born HIV+.

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Phiriael Kiwia

Director of Kimara Peers, 
Tanzania

After seeing first-hand the devastation caused by HIV in the early 1990s, when treatment options were near non-existent in southern Africa and knowledge of the disease was limited, Phiriael left her job within the banking sector to set up Kimara Peers.

Kimara Peers now provides testing, counselling and support systems, educates people on how to avoid transmission and champions savings and credit schemes for people struggling to cope with the impact of HIV & AIDS on their lives.


How We Work With Our Partners

How Egmont chooses partners

Egmont employs a rigorous selection procedure when choosing partners to work with. Our Programme Committee carries out detailed assessment of proposals from potential partners, along with financial analysis of each project. This is supplemented by face-to-face visits and input from contacts across the region.

 

Why work with local partners?

We believe that investing in local people is the best way to achieve long-lasting change. We look for partners characterised by strong leadership – “people we can do business with” – plus energy, knowledge, experience, creativity and commitment. The quality and integrity of the person leading the initiative is as important as the initiative itself. 

How we measure a partner's success

Egmont’s support is conditional on partners achieving specific results for local beneficiaries. Partners are monitored with annual visits and submit quarterly or six-monthly narrative and financial reports. 

Giving 100%

Egmont’s operating costs in the UK and Africa are entirely covered by our Trustees and Patrons, allowing 100% of all donations to be disbursed directly to our partners in Africa. Each partner organisation receives a grant of around £26,000 per year. Our primary focus is to work with these partners to achieve measurable results from the monies entrusted to us.