About the Nehemiah Project

The Nehemiah AIDS Relief Project is the humanitarian arm of the City Pentecostal Assembly (CPA) based in the heart of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. This ministry started in 2001 necessitated by the need to mitigate the negative impacts of HIV and AIDS in society. The sudden increase in deaths created difficult situations for families and communities. This brought about the emergence of child headed families, families headed by the elderly and an increase in orphans and other children in difficult circumstances. To mitigate this situation the Nehemiah Project carries out interventions under two thematic areas that of Care and Support as well as Prevention.

Care and support for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS takes various forms. Many people living with HIV can have a normal healthy life for years but they may need help to get access to the right drug therapies and need to be taught how to take the medication. They may need support at times when they are ill as recovery takes longer when one is HIV+. Children need support as some may have parents that are ill or they have already lost one or both parents to HIV and AIDS, or are themselves infected with the virus.

The project's "strap line" is "rebuilding broken lives". HIV/AIDS bends and breaks the lives of those it touches. The Nehemiah Project seeks to empower those infected and affected by providing comfort, help and support to all without prejudice or partiality. Communities are at the heart of everything we do. We realise that those infected and affected know best how to deal with the challenges that HIV and AIDS has brought to society. Community leaders, children, adults, everyone can all make a difference in their little corner of the world.