Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

The Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust is a holistic HIV/AIDS project that was started in 1991. Since its inception, the Centre has attempted to uplift the lives of those both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS through practical and sustainable care. As new challenges and opportunities have presented themselves, the Centre has adapted its approach to addressing both the disease and the effects of it on the community.

Woza Moya is an income generation project of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust. It helps those in need regain hope and dignity by getting them to use their creativity to earn an income. At present Woza Moya acts as an agent for over 200 crafters. As the AIDS epidemic increases, more families are turning to them for help and they assist them by offering training in different crafts.  Woza Moya markets the goods made and has a small shop which belongs to the crafters on the Centre premises.Little Traveller

The project has proven that with the right care and access to medication lives can be turned around. They have found that economic empowerment is one of the most important factors in fighting this epidemic because it gives the crafters the luxury of looking to the future. In doing so, they take ownership of their disease and have something to live for! The health benefits of this alone can never be underestimated.