Caring for children who have no one else
We do whatever we can to ensure children who have lost their parents survive, thrive, and are empowered to lead successful lives.
Children have the right to a safe and secure childhood in a stable and loving family.
For children who have lost their parents and who have no one else to care for them we care for them in small loving family homes. We give children who have lost everything a home and family for life. A place of safety , security and love. Our homes are small in places that are close to the communities that children come from. They are run by "mother and father" leaders as well as additional staff providing the care, love and support of a family unit. The emotional support the team provides helps the children overcome trauma and recover from the loss and upheaval they have experienced. Children are supported medically and nutritionally, helping the many children who arrive malnourished and ill. Our homes ensure children attend school, receive extra tuition where needed, and are given the space and freedom to play, learn and develop.
When Arjun was 2 years old he lost both of his parents to HIV. For the next 3 years his Grandma looked after him but then when she died he was left with no one. Arjun came to live in one of our family homes when he was just 5 years old. Here he has received the love, care and attention to help him overcome the earlier trauma in his life and ensure he stays well and healthy. Now at 15 he has big dreams and one day wants to join the army so that he can give something back.
Madhavi lost her father to HIV and subsequently both her mother and herself were diagnosed HIV positive. They were disowned by the rest of their family and forced to live on the streets. Their health rapidly deteriorated and Madhavi’s mother was eventually admitted to hospital. After three months of caring for her, Madhavi’s mum died in her arms. Leaving Madhav aged 14 years with no one. A counsellor at the hospital suggested she came to live in one of our homes. Since then she has been given the emotional support to help her grieve and recover from her loss and trauma alongside the safety and security that was so lacking in her childhood. Her health has improved and she has plans to be a teacher.