In August 2013, we launched the latest part of our outreach in Ethiopia. As you may know, AIDS has struck the continent of Africa the hardest and many people continue to feel the devastation this disease on their lives and communities. Because the disease is so powerful and widespread, there is much fear and misinformation that abounds. Many people who test positive for HIV/AIDS are ostracized from their families and communities. This is especially difficult for women and children, who don’t have many places they can turn to for their survival.
For this reason, EFF is helping to support an organization named Bete – Se’ida in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which has two main areas of focus: We help run an orphanage for children and babies who have AIDS or are HIV positive. Secondly, we help young mothers who are AIDS/HIV positive get assistance, job training and medical care.
The Telluride Aids Benefit http://www.aidsbenefit.org/education has named the Ethiopian Family Fund as a beneficiary for the past 3 years. Read all about their work and their beneficiaries by visiting http://www.aidsbenefit.org/beneficiaries
See pictures from 2013 Telluride Aids Benefit Fashion Show http://www.aidsbenefit.org/gallery.htm