Friday, January 16, 2009

Pictures of St Camillus Work

Food and essentials for OVCs

Creating Keyhole gardens

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Free Medication courtesy of St. Clare Clinic
for our Support Group Members

Thursday, December 18, 2008

How You Can Help

St. Camillus Center is a 100% volunteer run organization. The center is engaged in income generation projects to help us become self-sustainable. However we cannot win the fight against HIV alone! We are very grateful to our friends who have helped us grow and win battles in the fight against HIV/AIDS:

His Honorable Bishop Sebastian Khoarai, OMI
Holy Cross Convent and Sr. Provincial Isadora Damane
Tacoma Lesotho Connection & Teresa Power-Drutis
Netherlands Lesotho Foundation
Irish Aid
South African Catholic Bishop's Conference
Holy Cross sisters of Germany, especially Sr. Fransiska
Global Fund
St. Clare Clinic in Lesotho

The Center is a valuable resource for the residents of Mohale's Hoek. We would appreciate any help that you may provide us with! Here are some suggestions of how you can assist us:

  • Volunteer - We love volunteers! We need assistance in our office but there are many other opportunities to help!
  • Petrol: The Center uses its vehicle to transport patients to hospitals and conduct its many workshops. The cost of petrol is our largest expense.
  • Seeds: St. Camillus trains people to create and maintain household gardens to put food on the table for their families.
  • New site building costs: The center serves hundreds of people through a very small headquarters. We would like to expand to include a new Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Center in addition to accommodating the work that we currently do.

Contact us:
Diocese of Mohale’s Hoek, P.O. Box 88, Mohale’s Hoek 800, Lesotho, Southern Africa Phone: (09266) 2278 8468 Cell: (09266) 5801 5010 Fax: (09266) 22785014

About the St. Camillus Center

HIV/AIDS is felt throughout Lesotho, orphaning children who later become young caretakers. Hospital care is not an option for most patients as a result of transportation logistics, including poor roads and lack of funds for public transportation, limited hospital beds and high hospital expenses. Therefore, in Lesotho being cared for at home is the cultural norm.
Founded in 2002, St. Camillus Center is a grassroots campaign to help people infected and affected by the AIDS epidemic by taking a multi-faceted approach to dealing with HIV/AIDS. Trainings are held both at the center's headquarters as well as in the villages its serves. The Center assists over 39 villages within the Mohale’s Hoek district with one or more of the following:· Training and support of home-based caregivers· Medical supplies for the home-based care kits· Cultivation of a large scale garden for orphans, patients, and income generation·Trainings on creation and maintenance of keyhole gardens and double digging plots, Trainings about good nutrition and HIV/AIDS· Counselling for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS· Counselling and testing for HIV/AIDS, Clothing and food for orphans· Education on human rights of orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS· In-school and out-of-school youth workshops concerning HIV/AIDS prevention and care, life skills, and self-reliance skills·