Good Samaritan Women's Group Project (GSWP), is a non profit making community based organization registered with Kalungu district local government in Uganda, East Africa. It was established in August 2006 because of the increasing number of Orphans and vulnerable children who were un able to meet their own basic needs yet most of them are in Orphan-headed households.
Uganda is often held up as a model for Africa in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Strong government leadership, broad-based partnerships and effective public education campaigns all contributed to a decline in the number of people living with HIV and AIDS in the 1990s.
Although there is a lot to learn from Uganda's comprehensive and timely campaign against the AIDS epidemic, emphasising Uganda's success story must not detract from the devastating consequences that AIDS continues to have across the country: personally, socially and economically.
There are an estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in Uganda, which includes 150,000 children.1 An estimated 64,000 people died from AIDS in 2009 and 1.2 million children have been orphaned by Uganda's devastating epidemic. (www.avert.org)