Project Life reaches out to help AIDS widows and their children—families whose lives are dominated by the disease and the deep poverty that accompanies it. 

Our leader, Noemia Cessito, shares why Project Life was started:

"When awareness and the reality of HIV-AIDS first came to the Dondo Community, I commonly saw despair in the eyes of the diagnosed. Some committed suicide. Others lived in a constant state of depression. Project Life brings hope."

We deliver direct aid to these families through our activistas, who walk miles each day to visit Project Life participants. They offer encouragement, prayer, and a helping hand. They share the gospel and teach weekly Bible studies. Our activistas also care for those in their last stages of life, helping with meals, bedding, companionship and prayer. For those with no surviving families, we arrange a dignified funeral and burials.



Our Project Life activistas are enabled to serve through the generosity of their sponsors. Each sponsorship provides an activista with a salary and monthly food supply. Sponsorships are $30 a month, and each activista needs four sponsors to be fully funded.



You will receive two personal letters a year, and we invite you to meet your activista in person through a CRI team trip.