Mmametlhake Family Care Center (MFCC)
Along with HIHIA, PEPFAR and the US PEACE Corp have assisted in making MFCC the longest standing nonprofit in the area continuing the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Nkotolane Drop-in Child Care (NDCC)
Nkotolane Primary School gave MFCC use of a classroom to provide another safe place from predators for the village’s many OVC’s who were trying to walk to MFCC for after school activities.
Ochorro Sidai Enkarti Community Based Organization (OSECBO)
Through OSECBO, HIHIA began training pastors and leaders in True Love Waits and One Love curricula. The practical ways to live without risk outlined in these studies requires a head, heart, and lifestyle change for the Maasai people. They responded positively by the hundreds!
Gachui Baptist Church Expansion
A church pastored by ChaCha Boke, a dedicated TWL trainer with HIHA. He has presented TWL to many, many groups all over Narobi, while still pastoring a growing church.
This project is a new area for HIHIA within South Africa. Already HIHIA has a trainer, George, there presenting TWL to every group that will give him the opportunity. HIHIA is looking forward to great days ahead for this community.
Phake Gardening Project
Headed by Pastor France Ngualo, a long-time partner with HIHIA and village resident. In looking for ways to educate and physically help HIV/AIDS infected towns people, Pastor France found a seed and tree company willing to donate.
Spitzpunt Garden Project
This is another produce project. Learning from the Phake gardeners, the village of Spitzpunt designated a project director and received a donated shade tunnel, seeds, and training.
This project has a goal of becoming a viable business by providing the shield totes and shields for South Africa’s female teens in school.
MFCC is housed in a building originally provided by the village chief and later restored by HIHIA. Under the direction of Elias Mashishi (pictured), a lifetime village resident, this center continues to be a safe place for OVCs (Orphans and Vulnerable Children), who are welcomed after school for help with homework, taught critical thinking skills, and provided games.
Here, using Adventures Unlimited curriculum, children are taught how to make life affirming decisions. The youth and adults learn the community changing safeguards of abstinence before marriage and one wife for life taught through True Love Waits and One Love rallies.
Located in the village of Mmametlhake in a vital multi-purpose building, MFCC is also a support hub for outreach workers trained to identify and assist HIV/AIDS victims and their families. Important community dialogues are often held in the building as well. Along with HIHIA, PEPFAR and the US PEACE Corp have assisted in making MFCC the longest standing nonprofit in the area continuing the fight against HIV/AIDS.