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Need: Need

-Ability of KenyanHIV+ women to be empowered with resources eg information.M

-ideas or solutions of the very poor and sick who have no food to be able to sustain themselves.

-Be able to give hope to the sick and their families.

-assistance to start up.


Jennifer Ruwart's picture


Welcome to PulseWire, Auma!

Here are some links that you might find helpful:

Here is a website about Project Peanut Butter, an innovative solution to malnutrition in Malawi.

Anne-christine D'adesky also posted an article about nutrient-rich pastes made from peanut and milk that are used to treat children with severe acute malnutrition.

You may find this a useful resource for writing proposals for funding:

I would love for you to join me on the PulseWire group called Women's Networking Zone (HIV/AIDS), moderated by Anne-christine. To join, click here:

Then, click on "Join this Group" on the right side of the page. It's that easy!

You can also visit Anne-christine's personal journal. She has many interesting news articles posted about HIV/AIDS.

I look forward to interacting with you on the site!


(I hope this was helpful!)

acdadesky's picture

Reply to your request for support..

Dear Auma,

There are a lot of different projects and leads to share with you. About HIV itself, you might look for starters at the website of a group called The Well Project. They provide a lot of information for women with HIV who are on treatment that are good to know and share...

About income generation, I do know of various projects and strategies, including for income-generation. I would like to know more about the group you work with, and the kinds of activities they/you wouild most like to do.. is it agricultural.. ie, farming, or goat raising, or cows? Is it sewing or crafts? Etc.

Also, what kind of group have you formed? How many members and what are the key activities? Do you work currently with any international NGOs in Kenya? I would be happy to introduce you and inform you about various donors I know who support grassroots projects in your region. I know most about some smaller family foundation supporting positive women's groups or women's groups with projects focused on HIV.

They include: Global Fund for Women, Mama Cash, Stephen Lewis foundation, Firelight foundation, American Jewish World Service foundation, M-A-C AIDS Fund, Elton John AIDS Foundation, UN Foundation.

I can tell you more about these donors when I know more about what you are looking for with more detail. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

Warm regards,


Anne-christine d'Adesky
Director of Global Advocacy
3345 22nd street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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