Adding New Chapters to an Old Story
Supplying formula to babies born in Mwandi to HIV positive mothers.
One necklace provides one week's worth of formula.
Hand crocheted necklaces in a variety of colors.
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The Formula For Life (FFL) necklace project provides urgently needed funding to help in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission for HIV-negative babies whose mothers are HIV-positive in Mwandi, Zambia. Since 2009, it has been a mission of First Presbyterian Church of Aiken, SC (FPCA) to provide funds for formula for this ministry. The necklaces are surprisingly simple, attractive, and very affordable. Women also appreciate wearing this symbol of solidarity with mothers in a far away place struggling to provide hope and a future for their children. We invite you to purchase these necklaces for yourself and for gifts. You can be a part of this amazing mission which is making a difference in our world!
Mwandi Infant Formula Project
First Presbyterian Church, Aiken, SC, has been supporting the Mwandi Mission Hospital Project in Zambia since the early 1990s. Like most sub-Saharan countries in Africa, Mwandi suffers from a high incidence of HIV/AIDS. Many infants are born to HIV-positive mothers and are in need of infant formula to live.
Ida Waddell, a resident missionary in Mwandi, is head of the AIDS Relief Project in the area. She began the infant formula project even though the AIDS Relief Project would not pay for it. It costs about $2/day for each infant on formula. The formula program serves an average of about 40 infants in the program. Ida works hard to collect enough money from many global sources to buy formula for all of these infants.