Improving the lives of children affected by HIV & AIDS

Vukoxa helps support grandparents within these communities in small-scale agricultural projects, encouraging self-sufficiency. The outcome of their intervention is improved food security for older care-givers, HIV sufferers and their households, and better educational opportunities for vulnerable children in their care. There has also been an increased demand for voluntary testing and counseling services, changing attitudes to HIV & AIDS. 

In January 2013, the Limpopo River which runs through the heart of Chokwé District, burst its banks after weeks of heavy rain.  By 20th February, the river covered the basin up to 6 miles either side of its banks. 150,000 people were displaced and the government declared a red alert, mobilising resources to carry out search and rescue operations for missing people. Damage to homes, agricultural land, roads, healthcare centres and electricity infrastructure affected 300,000 people.