Needs at Macha
Zambia in general has a high incidence of HIV. Macha is no exception to this and many people ill with HIV are having troubles feeding their families, growing crops etc.. In addition people ill with HIV have much higher than normal metabolic demands. Mother with HIV can also pass HIV to their children resulting in increased risk of these children suffering from starvation. All of these factors combined with he poverty of rural Zambia lead to high risk of children being malnourished or starving. By intervening on the family level, we are keeping the Zambian family unit intact and are providing for all the affected members of the family. In addition, it provides dignity to parents to be able to support their own children and dignity to children to be able to trust their parents for care.