Children and youth welfare by strengthening families
In 2008 we founded the Miwani Children’s House, where ten girls orphaned due to HIV/AIDS find a loving home. In 2012, our cooperation with USAID began and with it the support of 3,200 children through 60 family community home visitors.
Since 2020, over 22,000 children are regularly visited and cared for by one of our 600 social workers. The children are either affected by extreme poverty, suffer from a serious chronic disease (especially HIV) and/or have lost one or both parents.
Through the promotion of education, health and psychosocial support services, educational work, the protection of children’s rights as well as projects for economic strengthening and innovative agriculture, the children are supported holistically and the families are accompanied into independence in the long term.
To strengthen the economy, we have founded village savings associations since 2012, which now have over 2000 members who have access to microcredits and the opportunity to receive interest on their savings.