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
We are working with our partners in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children – the countries’ most vulnerable resident. We support 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
WHERE WE WORK & WHO WE WORK WITH
We recognize the huge number of orphan children, many of whom are victims 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.
OUR IMPACT IN 2016
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
Over the past few weeks, communities across the globe have been faced with challenge after challenge! Weather emergencies here in the United States and Sierra Leone have hurt so many that live in the path of these destructive storms. Once again, from all of us at...read more
Devastating flooding and mudslides have hit Sierra Leone washing away entire communities on the outskirts of Freetown. Bread and Water for Africa® is responding to this emergency. Days of torrential rain have created terrifying mudslides in northern Sierra Leone,...read more
All because of our supporters, Bread and Water for Africa 2016 highlights include: School construction completed in Cameroon 74 orphaned children found a loving home in Kenya 1,006 students received primary and secondary school education in Sierra Leone 146 children...read more