Our Vision for Orphan Care

Bread and Water for Africa® recognizes the huge number of orphan children, many of whom are such because of the AIDS epidemic, who need help throughout Africa. Adequate care for these children is vital for their future and the future of their communities and the continent in general.


AIDS orphans, defined as children who have lost their mother or both parents to AIDS before reaching the age of 15 number in the tens of millions in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Health Organization. The extended family system, which would traditionally provide support for orphans is greatly strained in communities most affected by AIDS. Nine out of 10 (90 percent) of maternal orphans are presently living in sub-Saharan Africa. “Orphans and orphan care is a critical issue and there is need for short-term and long-term orphan care interventions,” states the WHO.

WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING

Bread and Water for Africa® is working with our partners in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children – the countries’ most vulnerable resident. Bread and Water for Africa® supports orphanages where the children are not neglected by uncaring staff, but find a home where they are loved and cared for and they become a member of the “family.” At these children’s homes, they a fed nutritious food, have a warm bed to sleep in each night, and receive the healthcare and education they require to mature into happy, healthy, successful adults. In addition, for those living in foster care, Bread and Water for Africa® offers a supplemental feeding program as well as pays for their school fees so they can continue their education as they look forward with hope to a bright future ahead.


We are working in 16 countries to provide safe and loving homes to over 200 children.

For nearly two decades, Bread and Water for Africa® partners operating on the grassroots level in African villages and local communities have been working to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children. This includes the basic necessities of food, clean water, health care, as well as education so that they can built better lives as they enter adulthood.


Children lived at the Lewa Children's Home in Eldoret, Kenya and recieved food, health care...

orphaned children lived in kabwata

children benifitted from an orphan feeding program

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