An estimated 1.3 million children in Tanzania are orphaned due to HIV; one or both parents have died from the disease or the parents are no longer economically able to provide for the child. About 40% of all children in Tanzania are malnourished or have food insecurity. Both issues force many kids from their schools and homes and onto the streets in search of food or menial jobs to provide for themselves. With no family or support system, most will experience neglect, abuse, and discrimination.
Funded entirely by small donations, the Amani Foundation provides a safe home and learning environment for orphans and children of unable parents in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania. We provide for every part of the child's development, including nutritious food and medical expenses, a stimulating education, and skills ranging from farming to computer literacy so they can succeed as adults. We act as a haven where kids can grow up within a loving community and as an integral effort against the AIDS crisis.
Each child for whom we can provide a home is another child free from hunger, poverty, and abuse. It is our goal to see each child grow up to become healthy and active adults. We cover elementary and second school tuition; and vocational/life skills training as they transition to adulthood. Any additional donations on top of funding our annual budget allow us to become more sustainable, with future projects including a community center that will include a bilingual library and health clinic.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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