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Entries in HIV and AIDS (134)

Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House Couple Handbook: Couples Affirming Life and Love

This handbook is a picture-based summary of The Faithful House couple training and formation.

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Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House: Building Strong Families to Affirm Life and Avoid Risk 

Core Module Manual

This manual contains five modules with eight sessions for use in training couples how to strengthen their marriage.

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Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House Couple Handbook: Affirming Life, Avoiding Risk

The Faithful House Couple Handbook is a picture based summary of The Faithful House couple training and formation. It is intended to be used after a couple has had the Faithful House Training. The pictures and accompanying text serve as a refresher course to supplement what the couple learned and experienced in their training.

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Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House: Affirming Life, Avoiding Risk 

The Faithful House PMTCT Supplement builds upon the information presented in The Faithful House program. Information for facilitators and counselors supporting pregnant women who are HIV positive are included in this supplement.

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Friday
Feb042011

The Faithful House: Training of Facilitators Manual (Secular)

The Faithful House Trainer of Facilitators secular manual is a curriculum for training master couples as facilitators for Faithful House workshops outside of the church context.

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Thursday
Feb032011

Faster Reporting, Reducing Errors, and Creating a Community Record: Improving OVC Programming with Mobile Reporting

CRS Tanzania’s OVC project is looking at how mobile technologies may improve data collection efficiency and accuracy over traditional pen and paper methods when used by community volunteers to monitor project beneficiaries.

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Wednesday
Feb022011

OVC Wellbeing Tool 

A self-report measure meant for individuals aged 13-18 that provides a fast, easy method of securing data about the overall wellbeing of children in OVC programs.

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Monday
Jan312011

The AIDSRelief Model

AIDSRelief supports the rapid scaling up of comprehensive HIV care and treatment services for poor and underserved people in ten African, Caribbean and Latin American countries.

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Friday
Jan282011

Mobilizing Ethiopian Idirs

Capitalizing on Traditional Burian Societies to Serve the Living

Idirs are traditional Ethiopian burial societies that help member’s families bury their dead. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has capitalized on idirs, by reaching groups with HIV prevention messages that have transformed idirs into community change agents that care for and support orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

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Friday
Jan282011

Caring for the Caregivers

Understanding Rwandan OVC Volunteers in a Faith-Based Setting

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)-Rwanda has been relying on volunteers to reach orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in their communities. To improve the quality of services provided to OVC, CRS conducted a study to better understand the profile of the most committed and effective volunteers, the motivation of all volunteers, the importance of incentives, and the relationship of volunteers to the church.

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Friday
Jan212011

Saving and Internal Lending Communities: An Approach for Improving Life and Wellbeing of PLWHA and OVC

CRS/Rwanda has integrated SILC across programming in projects such as agriculture, health, nutrition and HIV & AIDS since 2005. Recently, 942 SILC groups saved a total of $128,473 and provided $34,463 in loans to help members meet household and productive needs.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC)

The key to helping Zimbabwean orphans, vulnerable children and youth

Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) are helping youth in Zimbabwe develop basic skills in financial management. Youth participating in SILC are also learning to appreciate the importance of saving for emergencies and investments. This poster outlines how the SILC process works and how it is being used by youth in Zimbabwe.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Increasing Savings and Solidarity among Households with Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Rwanda

This learning paper looks at linking the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) methodology with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming in Rwanda. CRS Rwanda introduced SILC to help households headed by OVC to build financial assets and complement current OVC programming, with the intent to provide OVC households with reliable and safe financial services as well as an avenue for basic financial education.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Empowering Rwanda youth through savings-led microfinance

Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) is a savings-led microfinance methodology developed by CRS to increase access to financial services for the poorest of the poor. This case study looks at CRS’ experience in introducing the SILC methodology to orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda in an effort to help them build successful businesses.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

The Kibara Mission Hospital HIV Project, Tanzania

Phase II: Savings and Internal Lending Communities

CRS Tanzania’s HIV and MF project was recently featured in the SEEP Network’s “Promising Practices” series. This case study describes the role that savings and internal lending approaches to microfinance has played in strengthening the economic wellbeing of HIV affected households.

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