About Us.

The Southern Africa AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is a community organisation based in London, UK, and works throughout England and Wales. Within Africa, SAAF works in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa.
In England, SAAF provides information focusing on HIV awareness, preventing transmission, increasing HIV testing & treatment, and reducing stigmatisation. SAAF also provides support services to those infected or affected by the virus.
In southern Africa, SAAF provides welfare and educational support to children orphaned by the HIV virus, and enables the provision of HIV medication to those infected by the virus.

How You Can Get Involved

Call +0208 257 6866 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved

One-Off Donations

Make a single donation and your support goes a long way to ensure that families suffering from the HIV/AIDS crisis are cared for and receive the support they need. Make a single donation

Regular Donations

Regular donations can cover school fees and tuition, usually paid once every three months. Other regular payments can include family support, to cover monthly household bills including rent,  food, water, clothing,  electricity and transport.

Sponsor an African Orphan

Sponsoring an orphan by regular payments to cover basic needs (food, water, shelter and clothing) and education. With your support these children will be able to escape a cycle of poverty.

Supporting African AIDS Orphans

SAAF works with the local communities to reunite orphans with extended family members, nearest next of kin, or other guardians in their own community. 

HIV medication & family support

saaf uk support services

SAAF offers a number of services to persons affected by the HIV virus living in the UK including help finding a GP, visiting the sick in hospital and at home.

What We Do

SAAF provides long term funding and grants to adults and children on the HIV Medication Program to enable them to obtain treatment and medication to combat the HIV virus and opportunistic infections such as TB, Cancer and pneumonia. Where a family is getting support from SAAF either under the orphans program or HIV medication program, SAAF will also assist the family to be self sufficient in the long term. SAAF also gives material support in the form of grants for rent and household bills, clothing, food and water including water supply.

Our Formation

The Southern Africa AIDS Foundation (SAAF) was formed as a community association in March 2002. SAAF was formed in response to stigmatisation associated with HIV/AIDS within the African community living in the United Kingdom (UK), and the seemingly hopeless plight of orphans, known locally as “street children”, in Southern Africa. The group concluded that the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS within the community in general, was the result of a lack of up to date information on HIV transmission, testing and treatment. As a group, they would be in a better position to support orphans in Southern Africa and to disseminate information in the UK to the African community in a culturally appropriate way.

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We’ve Raised over £1,000,000

The total income for the year of £1,037,767 was raised mainly from members’ subscriptions and donations. The huge increase in our turnover reflects the growth of the charity in terms of membership, with most members sending more funds to Africa to support families affected by the pandemic.

Helping Children Across the World

SAAF works with the local communities to reunite orphans with the nearest next of kin, extended family members or other guardians in their own community. SAAF also provides material support to families looking after orphaned children and helps the families to be self-reliant through income generating projects.

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