HIV/Aids Response

Programs that respond to the HIV/AIDS crisis have become a special program focus for CRWRF's rehabilitation work. There continue to be more than 36 million people living with AIDS worldwide, and 90% of them live in developing countries. Our response touches not only the person with HIV/AIDS but the generations of people around this devastating epidemic. Assistance is given to the aging and dying grandmothers who have been feeding and raising the children, the working children who missed out on the opportunity to receive education and are now limited in their ability to support a family, the 2.1 million children orphaned in South Africa who need fostering, the youth who need education so that the cycle of HIV/AIDS stops.Rehabilitation is defined as "restoring someone or something to a pre-disaster state". In the case of such a widespread disaster, the rehabilitation process will take a generation.