Grant Amount: $49,445 (over two years)
Program Website: www.thegaia.org/
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Gender Equality, Health
Mission of Global Aids Interfaith Alliance
Together with the communities it serves, GAIA, a secular nonprofit, develops innovative and caring healthcare programs in resource-deprived regions in Africa, especially those most affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. To ensure the broadest possible impact, GAIA rigorously tests its initiatives and promotes the replication of successful models.
The purpose of the project is to fund 20 nurses (10 per year) in the fourth and final year of nursing school and to help their transition to careers as nurses.
Why We Love This Project
We love the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance’s efforts in Malawi, as one of the countries hardest hit by HIV and most under-resourced to respond. The Nursing Scholarship Program offers disadvantaged young women with professional careers as nurses, lifting the women themselves, as well as their families and communities out of the cycle of poverty.