All Kids Can Learn - Villages of Hope Africa

Project Name : All Kids Can Learn - Villages of Hope Africa Category : Business & Entrepreneurship , Social Causes, Community, Disaster Relief, Education, Environment, Food, Religious
Seeking Fund : NLA 75,000.00 People Funded : USD 5.00
Days to Go : 1 days Associate Funds : NLA 5.00

Project Description

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HIV_AIDS

With over 1.6 million orphans Zambia has the highest per capita orphan rate in the world making it considered the most-orphaned country in the world. Many of these children have lost both of their parents to the HIV/AIDS crisis; many have no one to care for them, no one to educate them and no one to prepare them for the future.

Zambia has a staggering 16.5% HIV adult prevalence rate, with serious adverse effects on children. The task of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children frequently falls upon impoverished and unprepared communities. In Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, approximately 75,000 children are living on the street. With nearly half (47.1%) of Zambia’s population under the age of 15 (compared to 21% in the United States), the socioeconomic ramifications of HIV/AIDS will be felt for years to come.

Effective care is necessary to assist orphaned and vulnerable children and to prevent further social and economic breakdown. Interventions must be low-cost, community-centered, sustainable and easily replicated in order to successfully care for the orphans and to win the fight against AIDS in Zambia.

 

EDUCATION

Zambia is a landlocked nation with minimal goods available to export for economic growth. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Zambians receive less than one dollar a day as compensation for work. Parents are often unable to feed their children on their salaries, and families live without basic needs such as shelter, food and clean water due to a lack of funds.

Nearly half (47.1%) of Zambians are under the age of 15, and many of these children are orphans. The death of a parent deprives children of the learning and values they need to become socially adjusted and economically productive adults.