Orphan Support

Matt 18:10 - Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
In sub-Saharan Africa today, many children have been orphaned. The reasons are many, although poverty, the prevalence of HIV and lack of health care are major contributing factors.

According to UNICEF, by the year 2010 there will be over 18 million AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa (children who have lost both parents to AIDS).

The vast majority of children orphaned in the region are cared for by extended family. The extended families themselves may well be very poor and find it extremely difficult if not impossible adequately to feed, clothe and educate these children.

In 2005 SHAREAfrica launched a program to provide financial support for orphaned children living in extended families. By 2010 over 200 children have been supported.

Most of the children are being cared for by Christian families and are being monitored by local elders. They are visited at the beginning of each school term by an administrator from SHAREZambia at which time the allowance is handed over.

For further information on the Orphan Program and how it works please go to the 'Sponsor a Child' page.

Below are some photographs taken on-site: