PEPFAR funds Kaputa CBO
Kaputa March 24, 2014—-A Community Based Organization (CBO) in
Kaputa district has received a K100,000 sponsorship from the United
States government through the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief in Africa (PEPFAR) for HIV/AIDS programmes.
Chimbi- Chishile women’s club was given an initial funding of K60, 000 while the remaining K40, 000 will be released later.
This came to light over the weekend when the organization launched a
Nutrition pack for HIV/AIDS patients in Kaputa at a function graced by the District
Commissioner, Chrispine Kachusha.
And Mr. Kachusha congratulated the club for winning the
sponsorship and its role in supplementing government efforts in
fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Mr Kachusha noted that the club has since its launch in 2004 assisted
a number of orphans and vulnerable children in the society saying it had set an example
of a community based organization.
He however challenged the group to utilize the PEPFAR funding for
Its intended purpose which is to help advance the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Kaputa District AIDS Task Force (DATF) Chairperson Fenston Katai has
also commended the organization for its efforts in helping both the orphans and vulnerable children
and fighting the pandemic.
Mr Katai explained that the organization is supporting over 500 OVCs
through school sponsorships and other forms of support to the elderly.
Meanwhile, the organization has given out an assortment of food stuffs,
clothing and education materials to several members of the community.
Meanwhile, Chimbi Chishile Group Chairperson Esther Mulelwa pledged to continue
supporting OVCs and the elderly.
She explained that the group is also involved in the cultivation of
seasam, an oil producing plant which has several nutritional values.