Children
 Nigeria
Project #4817

Supporting HIV Orphans and their Care-givers

by Kamala Community Health Development Initiatives

Summary

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.
$182.00
total raised
7
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​globalgiving.org/​projects/​caregivers
National Rcognition for the Progams Director
Featured in the International Youth Foundation web
Interanational citing of the project
First International recognition for the project

Organization Information

Kamala Community Health Development Initiatives

Project Leader:
Muktar Gadanya
Program Director
Ringim, Jigawa Nigeria

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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