HIV infection and AIDS is growing – but so too is public apathy.” - David Geffen
One of the most devastating impacts of the HIV epidemic is the loss of entire generations of people in communities that are the most unfortunate.
It’s often the children who are left to bear the greatest impact in the form of losing their parents and relatives.
AIDS is a humanitarian disaster; a leading cause of death leaving children orphaned, hopeless, and vulnerable.
It is estimated that across the world, 17.8 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned as a result of their seniors being affected by AIDS. This number is expected to rise to 28 million by 2017.
Around 15.1 million (85%) of these children live in Africa. In Burkina Faso alone, 63% of orphan children have lost their parents due to AIDS. Orphans and their families need our support!
At Orphan Life Foundation, the HIV and AIDS Program is specifically designed with the objective of supporting orphan children affected by HIV/AIDS as well as those who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS.