Although there are many, here are 3 reasons orphanages need our help.
1) Lack of Family
According to UNICEF, approximately 132 million children are classified as orphans worldwide. While not all children end up living in orphan homes, a lot of them do. Most children don’t know the meaning of a family. Others only know the meaning of a lost family. We can help make their lives a little brighter by supporting orphan homes and volunteers who work daily to make orphan homes a better place to live.
Approximately, 5 million children die every year from malnutrition (UNICEF). While most orphans do eat their meals everyday, the meals do not contain the essential nutrients needed to fully nourish their growing bodies. Often times, because of the lack of funding and high demands, orphan home administrators purchase low quality foods, which may not always be the best choices. Your contribution will help to provide more healthier, better quality foods for these children.
3) A Better Future
Most children leave orphan homes when they turn 18. The problem is that most of them will not be fully prepared to face the real world. Supporting orphanages increases the likelihood that these children stay in schools and obtain an education to support themselves and their future families.