Advantage Africa

Better lives for vulnerable people in East Africa

This project will support people affected by poverty, disabilty and HIV to improve their education, health and incomes. It will empower them to help themselves and build a better future for their families and communities.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092719)

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£15,135

Donations

40

Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation

  • I'm short of words. I can't adequately express how my life has changed since the project began. I'm so grateful.

    — Justine

  • We are moving from being poor to a different level.

    — Damali

Situation

The poorest and most disadvantaged people in Africa are often disabled or affected by HIV & AIDS. For example, less than 10% of disabled children access education or rehabilitation and people with albinism have a life expecancy of just 30 years. HIV & AIDS still causes families in Africa to suffer to sickness, poverty and lack of opportunity. Many affected families struggle access to access services such as antiretrovirals or home-based care needed to improve their lives.

Solution

Advantage Africa will support the work and build the capacity of grass roots community groups in Kenya and Uganda so that: (1) Disabled people, including people with albinism, access rehabilitation & cancer prevention services and become self-reliant by generating an income. (2) The spread and impact of HIV is reduced and people affected by HIV to access services including home-based care, and income generation. (3) The stigma and discrimination surrounding disability, albinism & HIV is reduced.