Small Projects Foundation

Between 2012 and 2015, CCELAT worked with the Small Projects Foundation to support and build the capacity of 8 dedicated community-based organisations (CBOs) addressing health and social crises in the Eastern Cape. Their work was focused on the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and care of orphans and vulnerable children. Over the 3 year period, the work of these organisations saw 28,000 pregnant women tested for HIV, 5,320 of whom were put onto ARV treatment. 93% of the babies born from these mothers were born HIV negative, and more than 2000 orphaned and vulnerable children were helped. While the formal funding partnership between CCELAT and SPF was concluded at the end of 2014, wrapping up the capacity building component of their work, a number of the CBOs have successfully applied for additional funding from other sources, providing for the longterm sustainability of their work.