Every £ 10 raised during the Victoria Beckham sale at THE OUTNET.COM could help provide accommodation and transport for one Community Mentor Mother during her initial training course.
This training equips HIV-positive women with the latest information on HIV prevention, ensuring they have the confidence and skills to fulfill their Mentor Mother roles.
Cell phones connect us all, but in Africa they can mean the difference between sickness and health.
Every £ 100 raised from this exclusive sale of Victoria Beckham's wardrobe at THE OUTNET.COM for mothers2mothers could provide the phone that a Community Mentor Mother relies on to support her clients through their pregnancies.
Every £ 1 000 raised during this sale could employ one Mentor Mother for one year, to provide lifesaving education and support to women living with HIV.
As a trained member of the health team, a Mentor Mother bolsters severely understaffed health centres in sub-Saharan Africa and provides critical services that doctors and nurses do not have time to deliver.
“After spending just a few days with these remarkable women (Mentor Mothers)…I wanted to do as much as I could. It really was a life changing experience.” – Victoria Beckham
Earlier this year, Victoria visited a mothers2mothers (m2m) site in Cape Town, where she met m2m Mentor Mothers, women living with HIV employed to empower and educate other mothers from their communities. They shared with Victoria how frightening an HIV diagnosis is for many African women, who fear their family will abandon or abuse them, meaning they often don’t seek the medical care they so desperately need to maintain their own health and give birth to babies free of HIV.
Mentor Mothers help fight issues of stigma and discrimination, and encourage women to access treatment for themselves and their families, whilst also supporting them to find the courage to come to terms with, and disclose their HIV status.
After spending this time with mothers2mothers, Victoria decided to partner with THE OUTNET.COM to sell more than 600 items of her clothing in aid of m2m! m2m is so grateful to Victoria for her incredible support and generosity. Join us, Victoria and THE OUTNET in our journey towards creating an HIV-free generation.