mothers2mothers International

Prevents mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission through innovative mentoring program. Saves lives, combats stigma, and empowers African women through comprehensive support for HIV-positive pregnant women/new mothers.

Each day, approximately 700 babies are infected with HIV, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Half of children infected with HIV will die before the age of two if their HIV is untreated, and AIDS is a leading cause of maternal mortality in Africa.

mothers2mothers-photo2What’s tragic is that mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS is almost entirely preventable with inexpensive medical intervention, which can also enable HIV-positive mothers to live long and healthy lives. Yet the stigma of HIV and a severe shortage of doctors and nurses in Sub Saharan Africa make it difficult for many women to get the care they need.

mothers2mothers (m2m) is changing that. We train, employ, and empower mothers living with HIV to work alongside doctors and nurses in understaffed health clinics, providing essential health education and support to other HIV-positive mothers and their families.  These inspirational “Mentor Mothers” use their first-hand knowledge of HIV to help women come to terms with their diagnoses and access the medical care critical to protecting their babies from HIV and keeping themselves healthy. Because Mentor Mothers are employed, they have financial security and become respected role models in their communities, reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV.

m2m has reached more than 1.2 million women in nine countries in Sub Saharan Africa. Currently, we provide services at nearly 400 sites in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, and Uganda.

Contact Information

7441 W. Sunset Blvd, Ste 205
Los Angeles, CA 90046
T: (323) 969-0445
F: (323) 851-7617

P.O. Box 841
Cape Town, 8000
South Africa
T: +27 21 466 9160
F: +27 21 462 4868

Financial Information

mothers2mothers is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: mothers2mothers reaches more than 50,000 women in over 170 sites across southern, central and eastern Africa.
Video: The tapestry of stories of empowered HIV-positive women who are part of the mothers2mothers experience.
Photo: mothers2mothers is based on a simple model of HIV-positive women educating and supporting their peers through personal experience and interaction.

Donate Now to mothers2mothers


Help mothers save their babies. mothers2mothers is at a tipping point; many countries and communities are asking for our help, but a lack of funds prevents us from reaching thousands of mothers throughout Africa. An incredibly cost effective program, just $32 supports a mother through the program — a small amount that reaps huge rewards. eYour donations will help us expand our program into Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia.

To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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