Educational Support to HIV orphans, and economic empowerment of their grandparents who are also their care-givers and financiers, but are poor due to old age and retirement from work.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The project beneficiaries are Children( below the age of 18 years) who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS and are been taken care of by grand parents who are elderly( 60 years and above) in setting of house hold per capita daily income of less than 2 dollars. With about 5% of the population having HIV, the number of this beneficiaries have risen in recent years. And high proportion of thsoe affected are parents in their productive primes,leaving children orphaned and in the care of grandparents
How will this project solve this problem?
Providing Health care to HIV orphans in school so that they can continue to benefit from education maximally. Providing reading and writing materials for the children. Providing income sources to the grandparents who are the childrens' care-givers.
Potential Long Term Impact
Better educational attainment among orphans of HIV/AIDS in the region, which leads to better quality of life and future potentials for them. Increased public awareness and support for this forgotten segemnt of HIV victims. HIV awareness.
Total Funding Received to Date: $182
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $182 . The original project funding goal was $71,262.