Little Travellers HIV/AIDS Initiative
Limited edition 2010 football little travellers in World Cup team colours.

Little Travellers

 

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu with his own Littte Traveller

"Little Travellers" are beautiful, beaded pins made by women affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

We sell these pins for $5 each across the world, with 100% of funds raised going to help fight HIV/AIDS in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, where over 40% of adults are infected.

We do this in partnership with the Hillcrest AIDS Centre, whose services include medical care, education and awareness, emergency food parcels, long term agricultural development and income-generation programs.

This project is about sustainable economic empowerment and restoring hope in people's lives.

Did you know that:

  • The area surrounding the Hillcrest AIDS Centre has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world
  • The number of people infected with HIV in South Africa grows by over 500,000 every year
  • More than 40% of adults in South Africa are unemployed
  • The sale of Little Travellers provides an income to more than 100 women and men affected by HIV/AIDS, in addition to helping to fund the care services of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre
  • So far, the Little Travellers Initiative has sold over 50,000 dolls, raising more than $300,000 (and counting!) for HIV/AIDS relief in South Africa

Help us take it to the next level!

Learn more in our About Us and Quick Facts sections, then check out our Shop and Get Involved sections for how you can purchase Little Travellers for yourself and your friends and family, and other ways of helping out.