Hundreds of HIV positive women and children living in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa have received life saving treatment, care, and psychosocial support from The Gift of Hope.

The Gift of Hope, founded in 2006, is an organization that supports HIV infected women and children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, providing them access to critical healthcare services including HIV testing, treatment, care, and psychosocial support. Please join us on our journey of bringing hope to those living with HIV.

Learn about and contribute to our programs


Providing a haven for the
critically ill at Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

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Project STAR

Support, Test, Adhere and Restore: A program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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The Philani Initiative

We are in good health: Our commitment to make psychosocial support an integral part of a child’s well being

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Celebrating Seven Years

The Gift of Hope celebrates seven years of dedicated programs at Sinikithemba Clinic and McCord Hospital in Durban, as well as the provision of free antiretroviral therapy for all HIV infected South Africans through the public sector.

Read more about Our History and How We Have Helped women and children since 2006.

Give a Gift of Hope Today

"Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable,
none so powerful, as hope."

— Charles W. Sawyer

How You Can Help

» Sponsor a STAR  

» Adopt-A-Bed

» Host an Event

» Attend our Craft Sales

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"St Theresa’s Home is truly blessed to be a part of the Gift of Hope. The genuine love and compassion that is shown to our children is amazing. We express our sincere appreciation to the generous donors who have made this partnership possible."

Sister Stephen, from St. Theresa's Children's Home, where 18 of the boys were sponsored through the Gift of Hope


About Friends of McCord

Friends of McCord (EIN# EIN 26-1613888) is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to transforming healthcare by improving healthcare services and facilities in South Africa. We do so by investing in proven and replicable models of healthcare delivery, such as McCord Hospital. Friends of McCord is a 501(c)3 organization.

Friends of McCord

20 Marshall St
Suite 300
Norwalk, CT 06854