The objective of Strive Foundation Rwanda’s HIV/AIDS program is to improve the economic situations and livelihoods of vulnerable people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS through income generating activities support, skills and business management training. In addition, the program facilitates improved access to ARV drugs, treatment and care, and is dedicated to sensitizing communities to ensure that everyone is involved in preventing and fighting against the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Specifically, SFR aims to:
• Increased access and provision of VCT
• Community sensitization on the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS
• Promotion of rights for people living with HIV/AIDS
• Increased assistance in IGA and cooperative formation to those groups made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS
This program, is conjunction with the Global Fund and the Ministry of Health, has involved participatory life-skills based HIV/AIDS education, HIV prevention events, training to empower cooperatives and their members with practical skills (e.g. income generating activities), provision of start-up capital support, for example, milk cows, and campaigns for male circumcision in Nyamasheke district.