WCPO, 5/24/07 May 24 2007

Local Church Helps Fight Aids In South Africa WCPO News May 24, 2007 A local church is teaming up with women from South Africa to help fight AIDS.Volunteers are launching a program called "Beaded Hope." Visitors from the country are in Cincinnati this week to help showcase the jewelry that will be sold to raise money for an holistic health center in Mamelodi, South Africa. The health center was at first used as a hospice where people went to die, but now that medical supplies can be purchased with funds raised from "Beaded Hope," people are getting well and going home. "At the moment we don't have resources. We don't have funds from anywhere. So, the only way we can run the hospice is through donations and people buying the beads," said Peggy Joloza of Mamelodi, South Africa. The jewelry is being sold for $5 to $50. You can make a purchase by going online to the "Beaded Hope" website. Click the link on this page for more information. Check out the online article here.