The partnership started in the Spring of 2014 when a supporter, visiting Arusha, worked with the Pippi Foundation for Girls and requested that we consider bringing them into the Network. A group of riders in our AIDS Ride for Africa rode to support the Pippi House and their work enabling girls who had been on the street to develop employable skills and build a more sustainable future.
CAP/AIDS is working with the Pippi Foundation to support their Pippi House shelter and to develop their employment skills programming for young, street-involved and HIV-vulnerable, women.
The Pippi Foundation operates Pippi House, a shelter for now home to 33 young women and 6 babies living and learning in a safe, loving and supportive environment. They’ve come from the harsh streets of Arusha, Tanzania, having suffered physical and psychological hardship.