Over the past years, MAXFACTA has achieved the following:
- Successful mobilization and sensitization of the target communities to advocate for access to treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS including youth and children. Specific strategies we use to create awareness on treatment-related issues, are community theater as an alternative way of communicating to the community, and educationally themed basketball tournaments for the youth.
- An increased number of young people who seek services, including VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing), continuous counseling and home based care.
- Running a rescue center that gives temporary shelter to abused young women and generally to youth who have been kicked out of home after they had disclosed their HIV+ status. This happens largely due to ignorance on matters concerning HIV in the slums, and to the congested living conditions. We house those youth for a few days while seeking reconciliation between them and their families or guardians.
We also sponsor AIDS orphans by paying for their education and by having them stay at the rescue center during the school year.
- An increased number of young people who explore and use their talents to create income for themselves instead of being idle.