Support 25 Orphans in Rural Dominican Republic

May 19, 2014

3 Reasons Orphan Homes Need Your Help

Dear Giver,

Although there are many, here are 3 reasons orphanages need our help. 

1) Lack of Family

According to UNICEF, approximately 132 million children are classified as orphans worldwide. While not all children end up living in orphan homes, a lot of them do. Most children don’t know the meaning of a family. Others only know the meaning of a lost family. We can help make their lives a little brighter by supporting orphan homes and volunteers who work daily to make orphan homes a better place to live.

2) Malnutrition

Approximately, 5 million children die every year from malnutrition (UNICEF). While most orphans do eat their meals everyday, the meals do not contain the essential nutrients needed to fully nourish their growing bodies. Often times, because of the lack of funding and high demands, orphan home administrators purchase low quality foods, which may not always be the best choices. Your contribution will help to provide more healthier, better quality foods for these children.

3) A Better Future

Most children leave orphan homes when they turn 18. The problem is that most of them will not be fully prepared to face the real world. Supporting orphanages increases the likelihood that these children stay in schools and obtain an education to support themselves and their future families.

Feb 3, 2014

Child Abandonment Issues

Dear Giver:

We thought you’d like to see more information on issues regarding child abandonment around the world. Firstly, UNICEF reports that a total of 10.2 million children are orphans in Latin America. This is a 5% of the total population. This is a challenge given that a high percentage of people are living below the poverty line in Latin American countries. Additionally, underage minors represent 50% of people living in extreme poverty (World Bank). As you can see, it’s difficult for people to support themselves so helping others in need is sometimes nonexistent. We hope that with your help, we can help lessen the burden on abandoned children and help them live a better life.

Thank you!

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Mencia Foundation

Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

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Argentina Rosado

New York, New York United States

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