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HOPE for AIDS—Orphan Care (96255)

In Malawi, AIDS is the leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 49. Most people don’t know their HIV status because of fear, stigma, few testing centers, and general lack of knowledge about the disease. There are over a half million orphans in Malawi, and the World Bank estimates that this number is growing annually by 70,000. More and more orphans, as well as children with parents, are having to leave school to enter the labor force.

Watch: Malawi Orphans & Vulnerable Children Project.

SIM and the Africa Evangelical Church (AEC) in Malawi have created an Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program to show God’s love by meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of orphans and vulnerable children, and to support their extended families, through a program of community visiting, secondary school scholarships, and establishment of an income generating scheme—which allows the program to work towards becoming self-sustaining.



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