How Savings and Loan Can Save a Life and a Marriage

In Malawi last week, I met Simeon*, an HIV positive man who told me the story of how VSLAs gave him hope and confidence, and stopped the violence in his household. Nothing I can possibly write will capture the power of his own words.


What’s the first thing you buy?

Imagine you’re HIV positive in Malawi.


What Made Men in Malawi Step Up Their Game

Kalimba Chiwaka is a village agent in Malawi, who works with Village Savings and Loan Associations to train them in savings, business skills, and women’s empowerment. He is involved with the LIFT II project, which focuses on getting the most vulnerable people—especially those with HIV—access to s


Maybe We Can Teach You...

Georgena*, an HIV positive woman in a Malawian health clinic asked me, “What do you do to help poor people in your country? Do you have village savings and loan associations there?” When I answered, no the VSLA is a model that we don’t really use at home she said, “Well, we know how to do it. We


World AIDS Day 2014: Focus, Partner, Achieve

CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle will participate in events to mark World AIDS Day at the White House this afternoon. Dr.


Houston Chronicle: Gayle - Progress Continues in Fight Against AIDS

"When I started my career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the mid-1980s, AIDS was a newly discovered virus and people counseled me to stay away. They said it was just a medical curiosity that would be quickly solved and never have major public health importance.


HIV & AIDS: Facts

  • Since HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was discovered in 1981, it has infected more than 75 million people and claimed more than 36 million lives.
  • There were 35.3 million people in the world living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in 2012. 


Peer Education in Papua New Guinea

In Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, young adults are experiencing an HIV and AIDS epidemic that is placing their generation in even more danger after years of conflict.