We were privileged to be able to work with the Hillcrest Aids Centre this month with the donation of 100 pairs of Holster boots. We had distributed amongst five of the support groups that run community vegetable gardens in and around KwaNyuswa and Molweni. These gardens provide food for the grannies and their orphaned grandchildren as well as sick and impoverished members of the local community.

Founded in 1990, The Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) is a registered non-profit organisation. Their mission is to serve all those impacted by HIV/AIDS by providing unconditional love and hope in a practical and sustainable way. Their current projects include the Respite Unit, a community-based HIV Prevention and Awareness programme for over 1000 vulnerable children and orphans and of course, the Granny Support Groups programme which provides care and support to over 2500 grannies and their orphaned grandchildren. Their geographical focus area is the rural communities of the Valley of 1000 Hills just outside of Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal – one of the epicenters of the world’s HIV/AIDS pandemic with estimated HIV-infection rates of up to 40-60%.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and donors they are able to continue contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS and help create a brighter future for the people of the Valley of 1000 Hills. For more information on their work, please visit –