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.
WHERE WE WORK & WHO WE WORK WITH
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.
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