Release date
June 30, 2008

Hope for Children Affected By HIV

June 30, 2008, —

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In Kenya, an estimated 1.5 million people have died of AIDS, leaving 1.6 million children behind who have lost one or both parents. These children struggle to survive, stretching to make ends meet whether living on their own, with a single parent or often in the care of elderly grandparents. Working with six local partners, Catholic Relief Services is supporting 16,350 of these children and their caregivers through the privately funded The Children Behind project. Through community-based assistance from the project, orphans and other vulnerable children are receiving the physical, medical, emotional and educational support they need to live healthy, happy lives.