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Children Orphaned Because of AIDS

Hundreds of thousands of children in developing countries are being orphaned by AIDS. Many of them are cared for by grandparents or other extended family members, and who also may be living in child-headed households. Two key United Methodist funding programs that help address the needs of children are:

AIDS Orphan Trust

This program supports community efforts to care for orphans by assisting them with their daily needs, school fees, and moral and spiritual support. Give now...

AIDS Awareness and Children Impacted by HIV/AIDS in Africa

This program supports HIV/AIDS educational programs to promote prevention, community care programs for orphaned children, health coordinator training, and literature distribution. Give Now...

Albert and Maurine from Kenya are continuing their education and doing well in schoolChildren Orphaned by AIDS Find Family in School

by Judith Santiago
12/1/09: Teens Maurine and Albert from Kenya lived on their own for two years after they lost their parents to HIV/AIDS, a disease that kills more than 33 million people worldwide.

Stories, Photos, and Audio Interviews

Caring for Orphan Children in Zimbabwe

Caring for Orphan Children in Zimbabwe

NWO, Dec 2005: Twelve photos and two audio interviews. Richard Lord interviews two boys who have been orphaned and Shamiso Mangongo, an administrative assistant with the Orphans and Vulnerable Children project of Africa University.
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By the Grace of God: The Orphans of Zimbabwe

By the Grace of God: The Orphans of Zimbabwe

NWO, Nov-Dec 2005: Chirpo Makowi Fandera is just 50 years old. She lives with her family in the Glenview Falls section of Harare. She cares for 25 children in her home, six of her own and 19 “dumped” kids.
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