The Gift of Hope

Access to quality HIV treatment

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Supporting Women and Children through Healthcare and Education

The Gift of Hope is a non-profit organisation that supports South African women and children infected with or affected by HIV. Established in 2006 by passionate volunteers, The Gift of Hope is dedicated to caring for women and children in need, providing them with a holistic range of HIV healthcare services, including:

  • Testing
  • Treatment
  • Care
  • Education
  • Psychosocial support

With projects that address critical gaps in healthcare within communities around South Africa, The Gift of Hope’s mission is to ensure that women and children in need have access to quality HIV treatment and care, regardless of their financial ability.

In January 2014, The Gift of Hope joined forces with Witkoppen Clinic to help expand and strengthen its HIV programs. Witkoppen is a private and comprehensive primary healthcare centre that serves disadvantaged communities living in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs where poverty is rife, unemployment is high, and access to affordable healthcare is in desperately short supply.


Go2Africa’s Partnership with The Gift of Hope

The Gift of Hope’s founder and Executive Director, Lauren Cohen, is a long-time client of Go2Africa. Not only have we tailor-made many safari holidays for Lauren and her family, but Go2Africa has also collaborated with Lauren in arranging fundraising events and planning meaningful, private-group trips that give travellers a first-hand account of The Gift of Hope’s vital work.

Since 2017, Go2Africa has been curating safaris for clients referred to us by Lauren Cohen, and making a donation to The Gift of Hope for each of these bookings. In 2021, we formalised our relationship with an agreement committing to donating 3% of the total booking value of each trip booked by clients referred by Lauren to The Gift of Hope.

How You Can Make a Difference with The Gift of Hope

Make a Donation

Can’t make it to Africa? You are welcome to make a direct donation to The Gift of Hope.

Join Us on our Journey of Bringing Hope

Thousands of South African women and children in need, infected with or affected by HIV, have received life-saving testing, treatment and care.

When you are referred by Lauren Cohen and book a safari with Go2Africa, 3% of the proceeds are automatically donated to the Gift of Hope. Make your travel spend matter, and book your next Positive Impact adventure with us.

Have a Question?

Interested in finding out more about our Positive Impact projects? Ask our Conservation Committee.

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