Tiny Tim and Friends (TTF) founders Tom Meade and Betty Meade pose with TTF team members
Amy and Sobe help at a children’s educational event—a weekly part of TTF outreach activities.
The Kachele Day Care, built and supported by TTF for the last 7 years, serves as a free school for orphans with HIV in one of the poorest communities surrounding Lusaka.
Maluba House is Zambia’s first children’s hospice created by Tiny Tim & Friends and partners, including the Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Nurse Sobe and TTF staff member Charles are pictured here with an HIV-infected child.
Dr. Tim Meade’s group helps schools and daycares to screen for children who should be on antiretroviral drugs but who have fallen
through the cracks, most commonly because they are orphans. Tiny Tim & Friends provided these children with a
gift bag that included hats, mittens, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, candy, and more.
The Tiny Tm & Friends Kachele Women's Group makes crafts, which are sold at TTF events in the United States. The revenue goes back to the group and sustains its work and members’ families.
Dr. Tim Meade examines children in a village schoolroom during an outreach visit. For most of these children, their HIV test is negative; they typically have routine pediatric or tropical infections.
These boys on a retreat at the Tiny Tim & Friends farm. Events like this are intended to give children a sense of belonging and support and are an essential part of TTF’s intervention model.
Urban poverty and overcrowding around Lusaka lead to many poor outcomes, not just undetected HIV. Simple interventions such as provision of supplements make a big difference.