About Us
  • We are a non-profit supporting women in Botswana and South Africa who care for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS

  • We teach these mothers to make environmentally friendly crafts which we sell around the world, providing sustainable support for their families

  • All mothers on the program, each one caring for at least two orphans or vulnerable children, are strongly committed to improving the opportunities available to their children

  • The women work in groups, creating a social network for sharing experiences, challenges and knowledge

  • We also teach food gardening, health, environmental awareness and financial skills, and enable the women and children to take further education and training

Mission

The principal objective of Mothers for All is to provide income-generation projects and life skills training for the caregivers of children made vulnerable or orphaned by AIDS. By giving caregivers support and training we enable the generation of a sustainable income, benefiting both the women and the children within their care. The women receive money for the products they are taught to make, which are sold both in Botswana and internationally. Some of the trained caregivers graduate to become trainers for newly recruited caregivers.

The training has also expanded to permaculture and food cultivation, as well as an environmental awareness programme. Wherever possible, we also facilitate the meeting of women in similar situations, who can enjoy and benefit from the opportunity to share experiences, problems and knowledge.

The Mothers

Mothers for All aims to help these children by helping their caregivers, a strategy widely considered to be the most broad and sustainable way of helping orphans. We therefore focus on women - the  main primary caregivers in Botswana and South Africa - who meet the following criteria:

  • HIV-positive mothers caring for both HIV-negative and HIV-positive children
  • Women who are caring for orphans or vulnerable children who are not their own – this includes grandmothers looking after orphaned grandchildren, women caring for their orphaned siblings’ children, and women who adopt, foster or support orphans and vulnerable children in any way.