BENEFITING: MOTHERS2MOTHERS INTERNATIONAL INC
In 2004, Jeff and I uprooted our kids, dogs, and home to move to South Africa so I could realize a dream that turned out to be mothers2mothers. Others see African mothers living with HIV as powerless and in need of charity, but m2m recognizes them as the greatest resource available to ending pediatric AIDS and creating healthy families and communities. That’s why we train, employ, and empower HIV-positive mothers from local communities as frontline healthcare workers in both health centers and communities. Mentor Mothers are professionalized, employed, and economically independent, fighting stigma by example and becoming role models and leaders in their villages and communities. m2m’s peer approach has proven to achieve better health outcomes and reduce mother-to-child transmission rates, while also creating significant savings through averted HIV treatment costs. Since we founded m2m, we have reached more than 1.5 million HIV-positive women in nine African countries. Please help us reach 1 million more. An HIV-free generation is within reach...join me in being part of the solution!