In 2007, an estimated 33 million people were living with HIV globally. About 22 million people, or 67 percent of the worldwide total live in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the pandemic is most severe. Almost one third of all new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths occur in this region.
Meanwhile, more than 15 million children are orphans due to AIDS.
In 2001, World Vision launched the Hope Initiative to respond to the HIV pandemic focusing on a community led response.
In Africa, these communities have women, men, girls and boys who are making remarkable contributions in response to HIV and AIDS.
This book honours those people.