Fifty-four nations, with 1800 major languages, and home to the world's 10 poorest nations, Africa is faced with many challenges today. Poverty, corruption, ethnic wars, and the world's highest percentage of HIV/AIDS patients and orphans contribute to the overwhelming difficulties plaguing this region. But God is at work in these nations, and believers are working from the grassroots to the highest governmental levels to change the destinies of these countries through God's message of love and hope.
Women in Africa have been particularly hard hit by the AIDS pandemic. Lack of education, forced early marriage, poverty, and violence have proven to be a deadly petri dish in which AIDS is thriving. Many of the social norms of this region devalue women and girls and make it difficult for them to break the destructive cycles around them.
Tirzah International is working with national partners in Africa to encourage what Christian women are doing to share and show God's love to those in need, especially to poor widows and orphans. Tirzah works to interrupt destructive cycles with strategic assistance and concrete affirmation that lets women know they are not forgotten and not alone.