Egmont Trust

PARTNER NAME

Egmont Trust

FIRST INVESTMENT

2012

THEME

Vulnerable Communities

INVESTMENT TYPE

Grant

Across Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, 25 million people are infected with HIV. Millions more are affected.

The impact AIDS has on some of the world's poorest people is immeasurable and it is not only a health issue - the devastating, long term social and economic impact is felt for generations, and the most vulnerable in society - children and women - are often the most affected.

With Egmont's Patrons & Trustees covering all operating costs in the UK and Africa, Egmont ensures that 100% of all donations go directly to projects making a difference to AIDS affected families.

Underpinned by the belief that the people most affected by AIDS in Africa are best at understanding, planning and implementing projects to alleviate the impact that the epidemic has on children and their families, Egmont works only with local, community-based and led projects, identifying effective approaches that can be scaled up with greater investment and support.

Currently, Treebeard is providing funding to support Pamuhacha, a charity located in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. Pamuhacha have worked with The Egmont Trust since 2016 to reduce gender discrimination and gender-based violence. Initially focussing on reducing child marriage in communities they reach, Pamuhacha are now helping to address issues including child sexual abuse and female economic and social empowerment.