Aashray Care Home dedicated to HIV orphan children in India. It was started 7 years back when there was no agencies working for these children in this locality. Initially it was started with few children, now the number of children crossed 30. HIV orphan children belong to poor & malnourished families. Through our care home initiative we are helping them by providing hot cooked food, proper caring and education for sustaining their life to become good, healthy and responsible citizen.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
HIV infected and affected orphan children are the poorest category people who are in difficult situation and facing hunger and malnourishment problems because in most cases their parents and died and other family members are not cooperating due to stigma attached to HIV/AIDS. Generally people don't want to share food, living places with HIV infected people and because of this their basis human rights like food, living and education rights are violated.
How will this project solve this problem?
The proposed project aims to provide hot cooked nutritious food and living support to 50 HIV infected and affected orphan children in India. It will help children living healthy life and set an example of best practice among other stakeholders who will be inspired to frame best policies for care and support of HIV infected and affected children. In the long run mindset of local community will be changed towards care and support of HIV infected and affected children in India.
Potential Long Term Impact
Children who will get the benefits of the project will be the real role model for other HIV infected and affected children in the community and gradually the mindset of the local community will be changed towards well being of HIV infected and infected children. Other stakeholders like local government and voluntary agencies will be inspired to frame care and support programs for these target populations.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,664
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $51,336
Total Funding Goal: $60,000