Happy Mother’s Day, mom.
I love you and miss you!
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501(c)(3) EIN 30-0545760 registered charity
P.O. Box 841
Cape Town, South Africa 8000
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+27 (0) 86 661 4912
South African nonprofit and public benefit organsiation (Number: 930000109)
Unit 21, St. Mark’s Studios
14 Chillingworth Road
Islington N7 8QJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 867 7120
Email: [email protected]
Registered U.K. charity 1119721
The number of internally displaced people in sub-Saharan Africa in 2021—almost half of the global total.1
11 times greater risk
That’s how much greater the risk is for gay men and men who have sex with men to acquire HIV compared to adult men aged 15-49 in the general population.2
out of the 4,000 new global infections a week among adolescent girls and young women aged 15–24 years occur in sub-Saharan Africa.1
The number of times more likely that young women (aged 15-24) living in sub-Saharan Africa will acquire HIV compared to their male peers of the same age.1
1 out of 11 children
born in sub-Saharan Africa dies before age 5—almost 15 times the average in high income countries.1
Around 300 children a day
became infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in 2022, with the vast majority of infections due to mothers not receiving antiretroviral treatment, not being able to remain on treatment, or contracting HIV during pregnancy or breastfeeding.2
Around 80% of all malaria deaths
in the WHO Africa region in 2020 were among children. Malaria is a treatable and preventable disease, yet children continue to bear the brunt.3
We will be hosting a special side event on Joining the dots: Breaking silos to create gender equality by 2030, will take place on Wednesday 19th of July, at 7:00am in the Auditorium Hall at the Kigali Serena Hotel, and hope to see you there!
We are finalising the itinerary for our 2024 Minutes for Mentor Mothers adventure. If you would like to be notified when this is available, please complete the form below. Learn more about the 2022 adventure here!
We have a range of benefits available—including access to a host of inspiring speakers—and a number of ways we can support you to make your endeavor a success.
To find out more about our third party events, or to speak to the Events team, click below.
We are proud to host a selection of Mother’s Day events in the U.K. and the U.S..
To find out more about our Mother’s Day events, please contact us.
Monday 13th November, V&A South Kensington
If you would like to be sent the table packages, donate an auction prize, or find out more about sponsorship options, please get in touch with our events team.
We have a range of benefits to offer and would love to hear from you or your company.
Together we can work towards a healthy, thriving Africa.
2 out of 3 mothers
who die during pregnancy or birth are located in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these deaths are preventable.1
The number of times more likely that a woman living with HIV will develop cervical cancer compared to a woman who is HIV-free.2
are on track to become the main cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for 37% of deaths in 2019.3
UNAIDS says: The growing burden of noncommunicable diseases disproportionately affects people living with HIV.4
Multiple sex partners doesn’t mean you’re trending. It means you are gambling with your health.
Spiritual sobolo won’t protect you from HIV. Be safe, use a condom.
Contraceptive injectables can’t stop you getting an STI. That’s a myth.
Drinking ice-cold water after sex can’t stop you getting pregnant. Don’t buy it!
If you are told you’re too young and beautiful to get pregnant, don’t buy it!
Squatting or urinating after sex can’t stop you getting pregnant.
There is no wrong time to test for HIV. Knowledge is power—get tested today.
No herbal medicine can prevent or cure HIV. Don’t buy it! Visit a clinic instead.
If he tells you to show him you love him with sex, tell him it’s up to you to decide.
If you were told a shower after sex cleans off HIV, it’s a lie.
Your period is nothing to be ashamed of—it’s a normal part of growing up.
Domestic violence is not a private family matter. Don’t cover it up. Tell the police or a crisis centre.
Many companies match gifts made by their employees to m2m. If you’d like to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift, ask your company if they have a matching gift program and if they’d consider including m2m.
If you would like to support m2m through any of the above ways, please contact: [email protected] in the US or [email protected] for Europe.
If you would like to make a gift of appreciated securities, please contact us and we would be pleased to provide transfer information to you.
If you would like to support m2m through any of the above ways, please contact: [email protected] in the U.S. or [email protected] for Europe.
Make a lasting gift to plan a brighter future for m2m Mentor Mothers and the communities they serve by naming m2m in your long-term estate plans. To join the m2m Legacy Society and ensure the continued success of our programmes for many years to come, contact us to learn how to designate m2m in your will.
If you are an individual who would like to make a gift of over £10,000 or $10,000, we would love to hear from you. By making a major gift to m2m you are joining us in our mission to eliminate paediatric AIDS and bring health and hope to future generations.
If you have a qualifying donor-advised fund, you can support m2m with a gift by simply asking your advisors to contribute to m2m.
Minutes for Mentor Mothers is a unique opportunity for supporters to cycle alongside m2m supporters to discover the stunning landscapes of sub-Saharan Africa, and most importantly meet m2m Mentor Mothers and connect with the inspiring work they do, seeing first-hand how their invaluable support and fundraising is changing lives every day.
Since it’s inception in 2014, we have cycled 20,000km. Next year, m2m’s supporters are heading to Uganda, hoping to hit the next big milestone, and to continue on the journey towards a healthier, fairer future.
As an organisation we believe in the power of women and that when women lead, healthy communities follow. International Women’s Day is a key moment in our calendar and as such we would love to partner with organisations for their own special moments to celebrate women.
From working together to create progammes, to providing inspirational speakers, get in touch with our events team to explore how you can partner with us, to celebrate this important day!
On Mother’s Day, we will shine a spotlight on the women who are at the heart of m2m’s work and impact—mothers!
More information coming soon.
If you would like to partner with us on this special day please reach out our Events Team at [email protected].
Join us for our satellite event at the International AIDS Society’s 24th International AIDS Conference this July, titled: ‘Innovation In Integration: How People-Powered Services Can End AIDS and Deliver Universal Health Coverage’. Don’t miss this satellite session where speakers from mothers2mothers and other leading organisations will openly share successes and challenges faced when working towards the shared vision of Universal Health Coverage and an end to AIDS.
Are you looking for a charity partner for your upcoming event?
Please get in touch with our events team to explore how you can partner with us! We have a range of benefits available including a range of inspiring speakers and a number of ways in which we can support you make your endeavor a success.
Together we can unlock the power of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families!
Carols by Candlelight has been a highlight of m2m’s annual calendar since 2017. The special event brings together m2m’s supporters and new friends to create a community of friends, and family. Join us this year to celebrate the richness of so many African cultures through the performances, readings and celebrations on the night.
For friends, families, team Christmas parties, this event welcomes everyone from all walks of life, to welcome the start of the festive season with a celebration inspired by m2m’s heritage and roots on the African continent.
Our beloved festive event is back! On Thursday 9 December, mothers2mothers (m2m) will host the fourth edition of our annual Carols by Candlelight concert, in the beautiful setting of St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge.
Many of the countries where m2m operares have a shared philosophy called Ubuntu, meaning “I am, because we are”. In the spirit of that philosophy—whatever your beliefs and traditions are—join us for a special evening of singing and readings, as we celebrate our shared connections and stand hand in hand with the communities we serve across sub-Saharan Africa this festive season!
This year—which marks our 20th anniversary—our line-up will be inspired by m2m’s African roots, and celebrate all that we have achieved over the last two decades. m2m Ambassador Christian Brassington will lead the celebrity readings, featuring British-Nigerian poet Theresa Lola, British-Ghanaian TV presenter Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije, and writer and podcaster Remi Sadé. Guests will also be entertained by special performances by South-African Jazz vocalist Sandile Gontsana and St Paul’s Church Choir.
Tickets are from £30, and children can attend for free. Book your ticket now!
It only takes a matter of minutes to change someone’s life—how much time will you give for someone at the time they need it most?
Through mothers2mothers’ (m2m) new challenge you can make your time count again by getting your family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor you for donating your own minutes to m2m Mentor Mothers—the 1,800 amazing women living with HIV employed as frontline healthcare workers and mentors across sub-Saharan Africa.
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A remarkable opportunity for our closest supporters to see m2m’s work on the ground in sub-Saharan Africa. Email us to find out more about the Global Giving Circle and this unique experience.
After-work drinks that make a difference. For the members of our corporate committee and their guests, this reception brings people together over cocktails, canapés and live music to learn more about the work that we do and how to get involved.
Email us to if you are interested in attending this event.
m2m’s President & CEO will share our latest impact data with supporters and experts from related fields. Be part of the conversation about how m2m is advancing the United Nations Global Goals.
Email us if you are interested in attending our next event.
Experience Christmas carols with an African twist with our very special annual carol concert in Knightsbridge. Add mulled wine and mince pies to the evening and the stage is set for a truly magical evening.
This exclusive fundraising event is generously hosted at the home of one of m2m’s closest supporters. Email us to find out more about buying a table or individual tickets.