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...
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
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.