Innovate Organization plans to provide food supplements to 20 children of 6 months and above, Support education to 260 orphans and vulnerable children and empower 35 caregivers with entrepreneurship skills, Microfinancing, Basic agriculture (food production) and Basic care training and 15 Youths in life saving skills.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
HIV/AIDS in Zambia has affected a cross section of the citizens from children who have been orphaned or born with HIV and some left without proper care, schooling and food. Most widows have no support from relatives because of the general poverty affecting 68% Zambian populace according to UNAIDS survey 2011. Most young widows have resorted to commercial sex to raise money for their livelihoods or work in low density areas in the city for meager pay where abuse is inevitable
How will this project solve this problem?
-Food supplements will reduce child malnutrition, mortality and Mother-child-Transmission of HIV - Education support will improve literacy and reduce low self-esteem, stigma and possible future job opportunities -The empowerment will create employment which will address household sustainability and independence of the target groups. - Reduce Commercial sex and HIV
Potential Long Term Impact
- The project will provide food supplements to 20 children on ARVS and 20 children who are malnourished for improved nutrition and good health and reduced mortality rate. -We will Educate 260 orphans and vulnerable children for and improved literacy levels and possible sustainable employment. -We will educate 40 caregivers in entrepreneurship and empower them with seed capital to start business allowing them to rise out of poverty and provide for their families, health and well-being
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.