Children suffer profoundly as their parents fall sick or die. Their experience is often characterized by:

Fear and isolation.

Dispossessed orphans are often forced out to unfamiliar and hostile places.

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Psychosocial distress

Psychosocial distress. Their parents’ illness and death causes extreme psychosocial distress – worsened by the pervasive stigma and shame attached to HIV/AIDS.

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Withdrawal from school.

The pressures of earning for and caring for parents and siblings can lead children to withdraw from school, even while their parents are living. The pressures to abandon schooling intensify when one or both parents die.

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Economic hardship

With parents unable to work and savings spent on care, children are forced to take on the frightening adult responsibility of supporting the family.

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Loss of inheritance

Orphans are regularly cheated out of their inheritance.

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Increased abuse and increased risk of HIV

Impoverished and without parents to educate and protect them, orphans and affected children face every kind of abuse and risk, including HIV infection. Many are forced into exploitative and dangerous work – including exchanging sex for money, food, ‘protection’ or shelter.

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Malnutrition and illness.

Orphans and other affected children are more likely to be malnourished or to fall ill – and less likely to get the medical care they need. Poverty is the root cause, but neglect and discrimination by adults in whose care they have been left are also important factors.

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Institutionalised care for orphans and vulnerable children is not an appropriate option. We believe that resources are more effectively used in strengthening the abilities of families and communities to care for orphaned and affected children in their midst. SPAU believes that where institutional care is offered, programmes must be developed to integrate the children back into their communities at the earliest opportunity. SPAU is supporting the efforts of a local group of women in Muzinda, Nsangi sub-county to provide care and support for up to 40 orphans and vulnerable children. This care

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Ajok hellen Josephine

hi am a single parent I have a dream project piggery and paultry keeping. I also want to start farming on large scale. I live in amuru district. am a graduate with no job how can your organization help me achieve my big dream

Ajok hellen Josephine

hi am a single parent I have a dream project piggery and paultry keeping. I also want to start farming on large scale. I live in amuru district. am a graduate with no job how can your organization help me achieve my big dream

Susan Nambozo

I appreciate the kind of work you are doing. Indeed service to humanity is the best way to serve God and to help the marginalised groups of people like single parents. May the Almighty bless all your efforts I am equally a single mother with a five year old son and I am a student of Law at Kampala International University currently in my fourth year. The father of my son has been paying my tuition from the beginning of my law course and taking care of us well but now he has got a new woman in his life and sent us packing out of his house. I kindly request for financial assistance from your organization to enable me complete my education because through my education I will be empowered and also be able to support my son through school Thank you Looking forward to your positive feedback


Greetings from VOCRDC, Vadipatty, Madurai-district, India VOC Rural Development Centre- VOCRDC is a registered, non-profit voluntary organization working for the welfare and development of the dalits and weaker sections of society in the 4-districts of Madurai, Pudukkottai Cuddalore and Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu, India since its inception. Our target groups are: Below Poverty Line and Disadvantaged Women and Children, dropout youth and orphaned and semi-orphaned children, differently abled, in Vadipatty and Alanganallur Blocks of Madurai District.Tamilnadu, India We are primarily concentrating on the Eradication of relief of poverty, hunger through sustainable livelihood and Women Economic Empowerment, in our target area. We happened to browse your website and understand that your priority areas fall in our present work. We would like to become your partners by implementing some of the project which are in line with ours. We will be very grateful if you could kindly send us your guidelines/ application formats so as to enable us to submit our project proposal for which kind of act, we shall remain grateful to you. With kind regards,

Nkoola charles

Dear cooperators thanks do much for the work you are doing to improve the living conditions of the poor allover the world.Am from Uganda and happen to work with a cooperative society where we improve the the skills of young men and women and also educate them about the importance of saving for future use. We help them start small micro credit funds to allow them start up small micro businesses however our capital bade is small how well can we be helped do as to meet the demands of our clients.

Nsekanabo Gorret

Hello thanks for the good job iam a single mother but life is difficult for me how may i be helped

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