Focus in Africa works with local women’s groups who have come together to support and empower each other. These groups of women are often widowed due to HIV/AIDS virus, HIV positive themselves, or looking after the children of deceased relatives. Without education and guidance, these women end up serving their husbands or struggling to provide as a single parent. Volunteers in this project are needed to provide education, help prepare proposals for microfinance projects to assist women in becoming self sufficient, and also support local orphans not necessarily in the form of money but helping them with access to free education, and raising awareness of important health issues.
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