Country of Operation
- Bright Future Network (BFN+)Not-for-profit
- Hanoi International Women's ClubNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryThe Bright Future Network (BFN+)collaborated with Hanoi International Women's Club to open a coffee shop called “P.P cafe” (Positive People cafe) that employs People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). It provides information about HIV/AIDS and consultations about home-based care through a hotline.
Due to the fact that the stigma and discrimination has caused many people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to be unemployed, the program aims to achieve several goals: • Create jobs and income for PLWHA • Provide information and consultation on HIV/AIDS for clients of this shop • Reduce stigma and discrimination on PLWHA.
Key program components
Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials like leaflets, booklets, and posters are available at the coffee shop. In addition, a hotline was set up at the shop to facilitate various home-based care activities. These activities include: * Providing care for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) * Referring and taking PLWHA to health clinics * Monitoring treatment compliance * Supporting psychological, mental and spiritual issues.
The revenue of the shop has been partly used for communication. After one year-implementation, it was estimated that 800 leaflets was disseminated, 1020 clients were consulted via phone and other 450 clients took part in communication activities of the shop.
On 28 April 2006, the network titled Bright Future was established with 14 member groups from 10 provinces. The main activities of this network include: i) Participating in developing law and decrees on HIV/AIDS prevention; ii) Fundraising (event organizing, goods selling); iii) Home-based and community-based care; iv) HIV prevention at household and community levels; v) Education and communication to reduce stigma and discrimination towards PLWHA. After 8 years of implementation, BFN+ has obtained some significant results as follows: 4000 PLWHA received care and support, 1500 PLWHA received referrals, 2000 OVC received care and support, 30 households received support to improve economic conditions, 100 children received legal support.
This program has also performed 1020 phone consultations.