We are a nonprofit organisation working in poor communities of Southern Africa. Founded in 2005 we opened an office in December, 2008 and we officially registered with the Registrar of Companies in January of 2009. As a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) we link the benefits of nutrition to HIV/AIDS through the following activities…Education Food Security Women Empowerment
To have a well informed and empowered community that is able to meet and adhere to all dietary needs.
To fight HIV/AIDS at all levels through the provision of nutritional support and care to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
Where We Work:
We work in Kamanga compound in Lusaka, Zambia and Mamelodi east in Pretoria, South Africa. We are registered in Zambia and South Africa under registration numbers ORS/102/35/3737 and NPC # 2012/033006/08. Food and Nutrition Foundation operates under the Charity Sikazwe Foundation in SA.
Who We Work With:
We work with women and children that are living with HIV and AIDS, children orphaned by HIV/AIDs, and vulnerable children.
After witnessing the amount of suffering people living with HIV and AIDS were going through, the organization was founded by Mrs. Charity Katotobwe Sikazwe, who now serves as Executive Director to fight the disease at all levels through the provision of nutritional support and care.
“What I found was that underprivileged women in the compounds and rural areas did not know or understand the importance of appropriate care, like feeding their HIV positive relatives properly. This lack of understanding and nutritional knowledge resulted in many people dying from AIDS when there may have been other alternatives.”
Economic hardships, lack of education, and poverty dramatically affect mortality rates and increase morbidity. Once people fall ill they are unable to work and they cannot look after themselves and their families. We step in to make a dramatic and dynamic difference in the lives of these individuals for the betterment of our communities.