This project in Chipapa, Lusaka Province, aims to improve the lives of 7,200 poor rural people in the area.
We are working to increase household food production in the following ways:
•Establishing local farmers’ clubs so that more families will be able to practice sustainable farming techniques, leading to improved crop yields.
•Running behavioural change workshops looking at the misconceptions surrounding the spead and “cures” for AIDS. The aim is to make people more aware of HIV/AIDS and more able to cope with its impact.
•Training HIV/AIDS community volunteers to provide information to local people about HIV/AIDS prevention and home-based care.
•Improving community care for HIV/AIDS patients.
Our partner organisation in Chipapa is OPAD (Organisation for Promotion of Meaningful Development Through Active Participation). An important part of Self Help Africa’s work involves establishing durable community structures. We are working to strengthen the organisational capacity of both OPAD and the local community.