HIV/AIDS pandemic has brought with it negative social impact, mostly in Africa. Over 12 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa have been rendered orphans by HIV/AIDS. The scourge has weakened and killed most productive section of the population, leaving behind children and old people to fend for themselves. This has led to food insecurity and poverty, especially in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
The sub-Sahara Region has over 26 million people living with AIDS virus and this lead to nearly 25 million deaths by 2025.
Currently, the project is carried out in DR Congo, predominantly in Goma -Northern Kivu where many child-headed families are on the increase due to volatile nature of the Northern Province.
It’s estimated that 22% of children find themselves excluded from education after losing both parents, and they are forced to live on the streets.
HIV/AIDS Community Programs, therefore, will find different solutions of supporting these cadres of children and adults who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS pandemic. This venture is also going to encourage our donors, partners and volunteers to support the AIDS orphans as a humanitarian priority.