A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this collection benefit mothers2mothers, a South African-based non-profit organization that works to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies. mothers2mothers trains, employs and empowers mothers living with HIV known as Mentor Mothers. They work alongside doctors and nurses in understaffed health centers to provide lifesaving education and one-on-one support to other HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers. Since 2001, the organization has reached more than 1.2 million HIV-positive mothers and their babies in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
"mothers2mothers is very grateful to Mother Denim and Candice Swanepoel for donating proceeds of sales of their beautiful spring collection to benefit mothers2mothers. And for those who just watched the video here, I am happy to report that Denise, who shared that remarkable story of courage, has had a baby boy named Siyamthanda, which in Xhosa means "we love him,"AND he has tested negative for HIV! The support generated by this collection will educate and empower more mothers living with HIV, like Denise, to protect their babies from HIV infection and keep themselves and their families healthy. I love it that by supporting Mothers, we can support mothers!" said Robin Smalley, Co-Founder and Director, mothers2mothers U.S.