Home-Based Care program

HOME-BASED CARE

TAFCOM (Tanzanian Organization Facilitating Community Development Projects)

Due to lack of education and misinformation, having HIV/AIDS in Africa still comes with a stigma. Because of this stigma most relatives, neighbors, friends and community members shun those affected by HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, this is when their support is most needed.

Through our Home-Based Care program we endeavor to restore hope for people living with HIV/AIDS. Home-Based Care involves TAFCOM acting as the family, friend, and community support of these individuals. We care for and support these individuals.

We contribute to each HIV/AIDS affected person on an individual basis. Our staff visits with each individual and/or family and determines how best TAFCOM can assist.

Some ways in which TAFCOM provides assistance:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Medical (where and how to get treatment)
  • Legal (where and how to get legal aid)
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Shelter
  • Financial
  • Micro-business start-up

TAFCOM visits and counsels 400 individuals who are affected by HIV/AIDS. This provides them with the guidance and support needed to manage the disease and lead dignified lives.

We are currently supporting 10 women with operating micro- businesses to support their families. These women received initial start-up capital from TAFCOM.