About our charity

WEMIHS was founded in the late 1990s by a small group of committed individuals who sought to improve the services and care to vulnerable households and communities living with HIV/AIDS. Their focus area was the then Central Province where there was almost non-existent NGO/donor funded or even government initiatives for those affected. At the time HIV/AIDS was only starting to be discussed openly and publicly and those infected were highly stigmatised and marginalised. Thus, the founders initially focused on increasing acceptance for those affected and on

prevention of the disease through information and education in the affected communities Over the years, WEMIHS grew to become a well-established and respected NGO with a clear vision, committed management and dedicated staff. WEMIHS approach evolved organically, applying lessons learnt and incorporating issues arising from the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was through home-based care visits, for example, that it became clear that children were especially affected by the epidemic. Many were caring for terminally ill parents even at a young age, and many were orphaned as their parents passed on. Consequently, it became clear that issues of children in households affected by poverty and disease were complex and long-term and required enabling interventions. Hence WEMIS’ current focus as stipulated in our mission is Healthy and Empowered Communities.

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Our Mission

Increase the number of children from vulnerable households with greater access to care and protection (Food, Shelter & Care)

Our Vission

Empowered grassroot organizations (CBOs) to become agents of change in their communities through collection action and advocacy.

Our Values

Co-ordinated and improved service delivery to children by key stakeholders (sub-national government authorities, non-government actors and service providers)