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.
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: