Improving the lives of children affected by HIV & AIDS

Kenya

Opo's Story

Opo is one of the coaches working with Egmont’s Kenyan partner organisation, VAP (Vijana Amani Pamoja) in Nairobi, helping young people gain life skills through football. Here he shares his inspiring story and why he wants to fight the stigma surrounding HIV & AIDS. Read more...


Malawi

Peter's Story

Peter Thokozani Gondwe was Co-ordinator of HAWIP (HIV/AIDS at Workplace Intervention Programme) in Rumphi,  one of Egmont's partners in Malawi.  Read more...


Alile's Story

Alile is a typical 16 year old girl.  She enjoys dancing, hiking and plays in her school’s football team. She is a model student, works hard and dreams of one day becoming a neuro-surgeon. But Alile’s future hasn’t always been bright. More than ten years ago, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in Malawi, both her parents died of AIDS.  Read more...


Mozambique

Partner Story: Vukoxa Flooding

In early 2013 Mozambique was hit by severe floods. A year on, we see how Egmont Partner Vukoxa in Gaza Province, one of the worst areas affected, is continuing to rebuild. Read more...


Partner Story: Meninos de Moçambique

As part of our commitment to regularly assess our partners’ work and evaluate the impact of Egmont funded projects on improving the lives of AIDS-affected children, Egmont staff and trustees undertake annual face-to-face visits with each of our partners. Most recently we visited our partner Meninos de Moçambique, where we learned about their changing work supporting children on the streets. Read more...


Partner Story: Vukoxa Visit

In Chokwé over half of the population is under 20 years old. As a result, many AIDS orphans are in the care of their grandparents. In October 2014, we visited Egmont partner Vukoxa to see how they were improving the lives of these grandparents and the children in their care. Read more...


Tanzania

Loyce's Story

Loyce Lema is Executive Director of Envirocare, based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Read more...


Martha's Story

On a recent trip to Tanzania, we visited Kimara Peers - an Egmont Partner for six years – located in the sprawling suburbs of Dar es Salaam. Phiraeli Kiwia, who founded the organization, took us to meet Martha, who had lost most of her family to AIDS and was caring for her nine grandchildren. Read more...


Zambia

Elida's Story

Elida’s mother beat her many times. One day, scared of the abuse at home, Elida decided to get on a bus to Kitwe – a nearby mining town - but life there was no easier than it was at home for Elida. Read more...


"Elida" photo courtesy of Andrew Aitchison