2019 CAP Ride Bikeathon

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$30k, 12km, 8 projects, 5 countries! On June 11, more than 60 of us took to our bikes to raise funds for African community projects through our annual Canada Africa Partnership Ride bikeathon. Together we raised $30,000 which will be invested in eight participating projects in Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The sun was shining which made for …

The Power of Bikes

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Our grassroots partners are working hard to reach their communities with health information and education, to provide care and support for people living with illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS, and to support families, vulnerable children and orphans. However, in busy urban centres and rural villages alike, volunteers on the ground often have difficulty reaching vulnerable members of their communities due to …

Annual Review for 2018

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We are thrilled to share this infographic Annual Review. We hope you will enjoy these highlights of our Network’s development impact and financial results! Annual Review – Development Impact in Africa It was a wonderful year for our project communities in Africa. Working with our partners on the ground and our affiliate communities here at home, we’ve achieved important results, …

Board Member Visits Tanzania Partners

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Earlier this summer, CAP Board Member, Lori Hale, had a chance to travel to Tanzania with her husband. While she was there she visited with our Tanzania partners – all community-based women’s groups – to hear their account of how CAP Network support has benefited their work and about their visions for the future. A scheduled personal trip to Tanzania …

CAP Ride Bikeathon 2018

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On June 10, 2018, more than 50 riders took to their bikes for the 2018 CAP Ride Bikeathon. Together, they raised more than $27,000 for six different community projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Thank you to all who rode, donated and supported us in solidarity with our African partner projects! Participating Projects:

AHWA – The story of community organizers

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The Aboke HIV/AIDS Women’s Association (AHWA) was founded by women in the community who were living with HIV and/or caring for the orphaned children of family and neighbours. The founding members worked around Aboke High School in the Aboke Sub-county of Kole District in Northern Uganda. They were concerned with the immense burden of HIV/AIDS in their community, especially on …

Moringe Plus on Bikes

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Originally formed as a savings and loans group in 2008 in order to increase their individual economic circumstances, this group of 30 (26 women and 4 men) people is an officially registered Community Based Organization that regularly conducts community outreach and education events in their community. Seven members of Moringe Plus are HIV positive, and several other members are HIV …

Florence Anyieko

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Florence is HIV + and was evicted from her land while raising a 16, 14 and 9 year old. It’s been tough going. Living in Nakawa district in Uganda is not easy. It’s a poor area with a lot of people living there originally from the North who were, like Florence, displaced by the civil war. While things are changing, …

Riding for 2030

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Why am I riding in the Canada Africa Partnership Ride? I really want to get to 2030 – the date the global community thinks is realistic to be able to say that the AIDS pandemic is really really over. Like most of us I have lost people in Canada and in East Africa. I have quite a few friends who …

Anna Beatrice Achieng

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Eliminating the transmission of HIV from pregnant mothers to children is no small task but that is Beatrice’s ambition for Aboke. As the midwife in charge of the maternity ward at the Aboke Health Centre, Anna has the potential to make a dramatic impact on HIV prevention. When asked how HIV/AIDS has affected Aboke, Beatrice tells us mother to child …

Aboke Drama Youth Group, Uganda

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The youth in Aboke had an idea about how to help their community stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, but they could not find the support to turn their vision into a reality. Twenty-two youth established themselves as the Aboke Drama Youth Group (ADYG). They wanted to use drama ‘to ensure that HIV awareness is created among the community so that …

10. 5. Amazing!

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TEN. FIVE. Amazing! Thanks to the participation of riders and their sponsors, the 2014 AIDS Ride for Africa bike-athons raised $33,000. Funds are being disbursed to ten community-based projects in five African countries! In Ethiopia: Funds are supporting KMG Ethiopia’s efforts to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV & increase HIV/AIDS awareness for pregnant women in Kembatta Tembaro Zone. KMG is …

Jesca Wambura – Tanzania

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Jesca Wambura uses her bike to support her kids as well as other HIV-positive women in her community! In 2010, Jesca Wambura was living with HIV and working nearby the office of TRMEGA – CAP/AIDS’s local partner outside of Arusha, Tanzania. She would often see people coming and going from the small office and would even overhear them talking about …

Jessica Wambura, Tanzania

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Jesca Wambura uses her bike to support her kids as well as other HIV-positive women in her community! In 2010, Jesca Wambura was living with HIV and working nearby the office of TRMEGA – CAP/AIDS’s local partner outside of Arusha, Tanzania. She would often see people coming and going from the small office and would even overhear them talking about …

Eunice Achieng – Uganda

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Eunice Achieng – an HIV nurse reaching more patients thanks to her new bike! Achieng Eunice has devoted her life to helping people living with HIV/AIDS, recognizing their struggles not only with the disease, but just to access health care. In her community of Boro Boro, northern Uganda, HIV/AIDS has had a shattering effect, making widows out of wives and …

Tausi Abdala – Tanzania

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Tausi Abdala is an HIV widow from Tanzania. She has six children of her own still living under her roof and is also caring for 2 of her grandchildren who have been orphaned. Tausi is a member of the Morning Star Savings and Loan Group organized by CAP/AIDS’ local partner TRMEGA. Through her participation in Morning Star, she has received …