Comforting Hearts is an NGO focused on supporting families affected by HIV/AIDS through physical, social, spiritual, and psychological care and support services and education. The organization offers services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). The OVC component provides nutrition, health, education, and shelter services in addition to the general care and support services. The program addresses socioeconomic empowerment and illiteracy among key populations as an avenue to increase clients’ personal and fiscal autonomy.
Comforting Hearts implements a care and support program that seeks to eliminate stigma, discrimination and other onerous experiences related to HIV treatment and care for Key Population members Living with HIV/AIDS and People Living with HIV/AIDS; continues to mobilize the community to assist OVC; and provides a gender-sensitive afterschool program, life skills training, and linkages with vocational and job readiness training and expand gender-based violence awareness and prevention programs.