Children
 Uganda
Project #20522

Crisis Care Home for 20 Abandoned Babies in Uganda

by Stichting Kinderhulp Afrika/Nafasi Welfare Home
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Summary

Nafasi means chance. Our goal is to give a chance and hope to babies and children aged 0 to 5 years. We dare to care for babies that no one wants to care for due to their high risk of HIV/Aids and sexually transmitted diseases. The home provides them with physical and psychological care. We aim to reunite the babies with their mothers or find them a suitable loving family for them within 8 months. Nafasi has a training program for the mothers so that they can learn skills to generate income.
$30,500.00
total goal
$3,806.00
remaining
91
donors
3
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Uganda has more than two million orphaned and homeless children. There are many reasons why a child is orphaned or abandoned. Each child and every parent has his or her own unique story. The babies on the streets are in danger of illness, disease, malnutrition, human trafficking and use by medicine men for child sacrifice. Most young mothers live in poverty and cannot provide for themselves let alone their baby.

Solution

We provide a home where babies and young children receive much needed loving care, a healthy and balanced diet, clothing, medical care and psychological and developmental attention. We rescue them from the dangers on the streets and give them a new chance to have a normal happy childhood and a hope for their future. We support, train and follow- up their mothers empowering them to care for their baby again. We aim to reunite them, or find them a foster family, within 8 months.

Long-Term Impact

Nafasi Welfare Home will help reduce the numbers of abandoned babies and infants on the streets of Uganda. We can support 20 children at a time, so there is a constant turnover of children receiving help. Approximately 30 children a year are resettled, followed up and supported where necessary. We help young mothers rebuild their lives and become responsible members of the community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nafasiwelfarehome.org/​en/​
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Organization Information

Stichting Kinderhulp Afrika/Nafasi Welfare Home

Location: 1430 AB AALSMEER, Aalsmeer - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​www.nafasiwelfarehome.org/​en/​
Project Leader:
Jill van Leeuwen
1430 AB AALSMEER, Netherlands
$26,694 raised of $30,500 goal
 
135 donations
$3,806 to go
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