USAID recently released a report on a HIV/AIDS impact reduction project – developed, carried out and led by the Camfed USA Foundation in Tanzania. Vulnerable groups were identified as women and young girls in specific communities. It achieved the project’s objectives by increasing and strengthening opportunities to promote self-provision for these vulnerable groups.
Camfed strengthened self-provision opportunities among these groups by increasing secondary and primary school infrastructure and management, training opportunities and small business start-up loans. Throughout the implementation process Camfed worked to establish and maintain community partnerships to promote long-term sustainability.
Community partnerships helped to promote:
- Training which was tailored to local priorities and context
- Monitoring and data management through out the project’s implementation
- Capacity building within the local government and community groups
- An active network between project beneficiaries and leaders, leading to an overall increase in opportunities for the vulnerable population.
Download the full USAID report here: Tackling girls’ and young women’s vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
Camfed’s objective is to reduce poverty and HIV by promoting education at the primary and secondary school levels. According to Camfed educated women:
- Earn up to 25 percent more and reinvest 90 percent in her family.
- Are three times less likely to become HIV-positive.
- Have fewer, healthier children who are 40 percent more likely to live past the age of five.
Visit Camfed’s website here