Project #6506

School Fees for AIDS Orphans

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Mar 5, 2014

Katana's story

Katana and friends
Katana and friends

Katana is a total orphan living with the grandmother.  A total orphan menas that his parents have died. Katana's younger sister is also HIV positive and both of them have been receiving counseling, medical attention and care from our facility in Mombasa. He is currently 16 years old.  Since we started supporting him, he has greatly improved in his school performance because, as he says, he feel that someone cares for him and is interested in his future. 

When Katana first joined our program, he was unable to dream of a future and coundn't conceive of graduating from highschool and much less, of becoming a bread winner.  Now, thanks to school fees paid for him, along with his books and uniform, Katana feels that he has a chance at a future and has said that he'd like to be a lawyer to support himself and his younger sister.  Right now, he is in secondary school and is working hard.  He had the best performance during the school year this year, scoring a great grade for his hard work!

It's kids like Katana who make us excited to continue helping them.  They have terrible struggles to overcome and most of them are quite alone in their suffering.  Yet, with a bit of hope, given by YOU, they are able to move forward in order to make something better of their future.  

Thank you for caring for Katana and all the other children in our school fees program.  Thank YOU for giving generously and for building young futures.  If you'd like to learn more about our programs and would like to receive our news, please sign up for our newsletter at  We are always happy to hear from you, too, so feel free to write us at

2014 is going to be a wonderful year for Katana...thank you!

Katana with friends in group
Katana with friends in group

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Organization Information

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States
$5,690 raised of $10,000 goal
101 donations
$4,310 to go
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