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Ambassadors International Ministries (AIMI) steps in to help meet needs in South Africa
AIMI serves the people of South Africa in two cities. Different work is completed in the two cities, but in both, AIMI works to assist in areas where there is a great need.
Kimberley, South Africa
Kimberley, the capital city of the Northern Cape Province, is historically a famous diamond mining town and home to about 220,000 people. The Northern Cape Province is the South African province with the highest incidence of teen suicide, rape, syphilis, and abortion. As the “drinking capital of the country”, it has the highest incidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world. There is a large population of coloured people in Kimberley (mixed races), as well as blacks, Indians, and whites. There are two mosques and a Hindu temple on the north side of Kimberley, as well as several Dutch Reformed churches and many other churches.
Welkom, South Africa
Welkom is a developed town, but it is actually rather young, having been developed after gold was discovered on a local farm in 1947. While Welkom’s official population is 211,011 (as of 2011), the many surrounding townships and informal settlements make it difficult to get an accurate count. The Pines is situated just outside of town on gold mine land, in a former Harmony office building, which Harmony Gold Mine donated the use of in 2005. It has been said that Welkom has an unusually high HIV/AIDS infection rate due to the gold mines, which in the past hired men and housed them in hostels while providing them with prostitutes instead of allowing their families to live with them.
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Ambassadors International Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Longmont, Colorado, born out of compassion that drives us to do what we can to alleviate the pain and suffering of HIV/AIDS and help remove its cause.
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