Current HIV Stats and commitment to 90:90:90

This is a brilliant article written on what is happening, how far we have come and how far we have to go!

https://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-around-world/sub-saharan-africa/south-africa

iThemba Lethu is committed to reducing the impact of HIV in

  1. Orphan babies and children
  2. Women aged 15 – 25 years old
  3. Life Skills Education to reducing risk taking behaviour
  4. Creating employment/enterprise opportunities to reduce poverty leading to vulerability

Updated 21 August 2018

Makeka’s journey to Adoption

“It was early 2015 when the thought of adopting a child came into our mind. We started praying about it as we knew this was a big step because I was already in my late 40’s and had never carried a baby in my womb. This prayer grew until I felt that I should  have a bit of an experience at least by volunteering few hours at children home. Boom a few weeks I was really “spiritual” pregnant, my husband and I started the adoption process in June that year (2015).

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From donor mom Kim

“Being a breastfeeding advocate, I couldn’t bear the thought of my precious ‘white gold’ going to waste. A friend then told me about iThemba Lethu, a great organisation that collects breast milk for orphaned and abandoned children.
Knowing that my milk is going to such a good cause is deeply satisfying and well worth the minimal extra effort involved. iThemba Lethu makes the process much easier by delivering sterilised bottles and collecting them again when they are full. My husband has been a great help in making it possible for me to donate. He wakes up
in the night to take the milk to the freezer and has motivated me to keep breastfeeding and donating.
In a way, donating has encouraged me to continue breastfeeding my baby longer than I planned to, as it is more than just her that I am feeding. I look forward to one day explaining to my daughter that she has been generous from birth because she shared with children that weren’t as fortunate.”

Kim donated 47.9 litres over 7 months!

iThemba Lethu

26 Archer Crescent 
Manor Gardens
Durban
KwaZulu Natal
South Africa
0312617723

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