• AIDS Hope

    Sharing the healing and the hope of Jesus with Mamelodi

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Our vision is to see hope and dignity restored in people’s lives, through Christ, as we respond holistically to the HIV and AIDS pandemic in South Africa.


In the east of Mamelodi, Tshwane, you will find our big green lawn where the sound of children’s voices ring out daily. Welcome to the home of the Meetse a Bophelo centre which means “fountain of life” in Tswana.

Many vulnerable children, youth and other locals find new hope here through a variety of practical ministries we offer. Whether you enjoy helping kids with homework after school or want to offer your skills and experiences to help equip locals with income-generating skills such as jewellery making or gardening, we love anybody with a passion for people whose lives are affected by HIV/ AIDS and other destitute situations.


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    Story May 2015

    Standing up for Jabulani

    At the young age of 12, Jabulani has more responsibilities than an average adult in South Africa. His mother is HIV+ but she has more than the health issues to deal with. The first time she had to go into hospice care, the family got kicked out by the community from their shack. When a very devoted team of missionaries with a passion for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS heard about this, they moved all their belongings to a centre while Jabulani and his little brother were placed in foster care. At first Jabulani struggled because he wasn’t used to be able to be a child free of worries. In time he began to discover the gift of childhood and even began enjoying playing with other children.

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Stats About HIV/AIDS



in Mamelodi, South Africa

People living with HIV/AIDS


(2013 est.)

Prevalence of HIV


in ages 15-49

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Our History

How it all started

AIDS Hope was launched in 2005 in response to the AIDS crisis in South Africa. Since then, AIDS Hope has been reaching churches, schools and communities with vital preventative messages about HIV and AIDS, as well as appealing to these groups to become involved in the care of those already infected and affected. In October of 2009, Nico and Alma Leonard, the founders of AIDS Hope, moved into the township of Mamelodi to become more practically involved in offering support and care to those affected by HIV. That was the beginning of the Meetse a Bophelo centre which has been changing and growing ever since.