We work across the world to support and provide for children and infants who have been infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
We enable access to life saving treatment, education, medical support and counselling.
In the Kibera slum, Nairobi, AiDS Orphan support over 500 children at Little Rock Early Childhood Development Centre...
We house over 20 children at Neema Rescue House...
And work in the community to support even more children and families through outreach.
Since we began supporting the children of Kibera, hundreds now have access to life-saving drugs, a decent education, regular meals and the care they need in order to live the happy, healthy life every child deserves.
In Kenya, we support over 120 vulnerable and pregnant HIV+ women.
Our elimination of mother to child transmission project enables these women to give birth to healthy, HIV free babies.
Our pre and post natal classes and peer mentor mothers support, educate and empower these women.
To date, we have seen the safe delivery of over 300 HIV free babies at a success rate of 99.9% and support a growing number of women who now have control of their lives and bodies.
Just £13 will buy a hamper of essentials for mother and baby.
It is estimated that around 1.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda…
approximately 176,000 of these are children…
of these children, only 1 in 10 have access to life-saving treatment.
In the Southern Ugandan township of Kajjansi, HIV/AIDS is all too common with a prevalence rate of twice the national average.
In October 2016, AiDS Orphan teamed up with the local Kajjansi community initiative ‘Bridging a Gap.’ We’re funding a feeding programme and early childhood development centre to help provide much needed nutrition and education for these children.
Through this programme, we’re also able to identify the vulnerable children suffering with HIV and lack of medication. With our help, these children are now able to access the essential medical and emotional support they so desperately need and deserve.
There is no reason a child should be denied access to HIV medication.
In the north of Uganda, there is a desperate crisis facing children in rural areas…
Many children here are HIV+ and, as their parents die from the virus, are left in the care of elderly grandparents.
For these families making ends meet is a constant struggle…
Many of those suffering from AIDS are dying because life-saving drugs are simply not getting through.
AIDS Orphan and Hope Development Initiative launched a project to give the children living in the Amolatar district access to life-saving treatment.
Miriam is suffering from malaria and HIV and cannot attend school. Without access to medication, Miriam will die. It is our mission to give her and hundreds like her access to the medication they need to survive.
In India, 33,000 newborns contract the HIV virus every year (credit NACO - National AIDS Control Organisation).
Over 50% of these children die within two years of birth while 80% of them die within five years.
To improve the life expectancy of these children it is vital that they are told of their condition and educated in how to manage it.
AiDS Orphan is working with the Muktaa Charitable Foundation to provide psychological counseling and disclosure support to a number of children in Ankur, India.
Peter & Adam
Brothers Peter (9) and Adam (7) were found in the care of their sickly grandfather after their mother died of AIDS and their father was sent to prison. They were living in abject poverty, both of them malnourished and crawling with lice.
The boys had never been to school and only spoke their mother tongue (Meru) so they were initially admitted to the reception class. They have progressed in leaps and bounds! They’re receiving medical treatment, eating three decent meals a day and their health is improving dramatically. With AiDS Orphan’s help, they now both attend school and are properly cared for at our Neema Rescue House.
James is 5 years old and HIV+. His mother left him with his grandmother when she found out she had HIV. His grandmother would lock him up in the house and deprive him of social interaction on a day-to-day basis. This meant James did not become socialised, was malnourished and had desperately little emotional development. He is currently being looked after in the baby class at Little Rock and is progressing well with AiDS Orphan’s help and support.
Imara is the 6th member of a family of 7 that has suffered terribly because of AIDS. Her mother lost two babies due to the virus and it became clear that her HIV+ mother was unable to care for her. Imara was in a very poor state. She was unable to maintain a regular diet and didn’t have access to the life-saving medication she needed.
Last January, Imara was rescued and brought to Neema House. Her health and wellbeing have improved immeasurably. While she misses her mother, the housemother in the rescue house has become a surrogate to Imara and she is thriving with AiDS Orphan’s support.
Lulu (14) was born in the Kibera slum and orphaned at just 6 years old. Due to desperate poverty, she was unable to
access HIV medication and continually suffered from Bronchitis, Pneumonia, and TB. Sadly she developed deafness
early in life after having contracted meningitis, yet another challenge for this little girl.
With AiDS Orphan’s support, Lulu now lives happily with the other children at Neema Rescue House. We support her
school fees, food, access to medication and help with the extra challenges her disability brings about. Lulu excels
academically. Not only is she top of her class, she also sits in the top 5% of academic achievers for the whole of Kenya!
Grace is 19 years old and the firstborn in a family of 3 girls. When her parents died of AIDS, the sisters were
left with their aunt who later on threw them out on to the streets. Grace was taken in to Little Rock when she
showed up with her belongings and nowhere to go. When Neema Rescue House was established, she became one of the
first residents. As one of the oldest at the rescue centre, she plays the role of a big sister to all the children
who live there.
AiDS Orphan’s support has enabled her to acquire the basic things in life just like any other young woman. She is
now enrolled in teacher training college and teaches part time at a local school in the Kibera Slum.
As a small child, Solomon was abandoned on the streets of Nairobi due to his severe autism and inability to communicate.
Neema Outreach rescued him and he become one of the first beneficiaries of Neema House. He is now educated by dedicated
specialist staff at Little Rock who are helping him to develop essential life skills.
Due to AiDS Orphan’s help, he is now has a healthy life, a safe home and a caring family by way of the housemother and other
children. Since we met Solomon, his skills have vastly improved and occasionally he even washes the dishes!
Peter and Adam
‘HIV is the world’s leading infectious killer [and] remains one of the world's most significant public health challenges.’ - World Health Organisation.
Over 37 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide...
24.7 million of these are from Sub-Saharan Africa…
3.2 million of these are children.
230,000 children under the age of 15 died of HIV/AIDS related illnesses in 2011..
Over 35,000 people per week become infected with HIV/AIDS…
This equals 5,600 people a day...
more than 230 every hour.