Help Save Lives. For $40 a month we can clothe, feed & educate one of these kids - and in doing so, give them a chance at life.
There are over 5,000,000 orphans in Ethiopia.
The AIDS epidemic has left millions of children without parents. In the face of this countless need, some compassionate groups and individuals are taking on the responsibility of trying to raise and care for them.
Save Lives is one of these organisations, and in December 2010 I was privileged enough to travel to Addis Ababa and see first-hand the incredible work they are doing to literally 'save lives'. This organisation currently supports over 500 orphans through home-based care programmes, providing love, support and education for children that would otherwise be lost.
This fundraiser is a long-term project dedicated to just seven children - two orphan families - that were found by a Save Lives community volunteer. Their parents had died from AIDS and in the case of one family, were being kept locked up at home by a rogue landlord chasing unpaid debt.
With your intervention these children can continue to live in their own home; have a carer to provide for and show them love; get fed and dressed; stay at school - in short, everything they need to have a fighting chance at life.
More about Save Lives Ethiopia
Save Lives (www.savelivesethiopia.org) is a registered NGO dedicated to improving the lives of the needy and vulnerable in Ethiopia, and provides a comprehensive range of care programmes targeted at women, children and local youth groups. Over the last three years, Save Lives’ care programmes have touched more than 123,000 people.
Save Lives was established by seven Ethiopians from diverse professional backgrounds, comprising two economists, two accountants, a doctor, a public health officer and a sociologist. The Principal Founder and Executive Director, Mrs. Frehiwot Alebachew, is supported by 15 professional staff and 250 trained community volunteers who provide a tightly integrated range of education and community outreach programmes, voluntary counselling and testing services, as well as physical, social and spiritual care to those affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. Save Lives was founded in early 2002 and operates out of Addis Ababa.