To promote virtual adoption, a supplementary form of sponsored support for goods and services for orphans and other children made vulnerable as a result of HIV and AIDS. The sponsorship is focused on holistic child development in which children are cared for within home-based care units in their communities. Local and community based care partners are supported enabling them to dramatically scale present levels of care within community development principles.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are about 5.6 million people living with HIV in South Africa, – and as a consequence, a high percentage of parentless and at-risk children. Almost 1.5 million children have lost their mother. While antiretroviral treatment is available, the concern is that the levels of new infection are outweighing the capacity to cope with the situation. Furthermore, only a mere 15% of all orphans are actually being reached by care- and faith-based organizations. We need to scale care dramatically.
How will this project solve this problem?
To scale present levels of care from 15% - 60%, the Trust is promoting virtual adoption, a form of supplementary support in which virtual extended families get matched with vulnerable families to support the primary care-giver to ensure holistic child development
Potential Long Term Impact
The orphaned children are rescued from a potential cycle of poverty and destitution, and become productive members of society with their dreams and aspirations nurtured for the benefit of communities where they come from and for society at large.
Total Funding Received to Date: $110
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 $110 . The original project funding goal was $88,000.