Food for a Year Program - South Africa
The heartbreaking reality is there are 153 million orphaned and approximately 385 million children living in extreme poverty around the globe. In South Africa, this is widespread due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region. Currently, there are 2.2 million orphaned children in South Africa, which is why Mom’s House is working tirelessly to improve the lives of these beautiful children. Right now, we are supporting over 5,000 orphans and vulnerable children in the Mpumalanga Region of South Africa, building child care facilities in 98 villages.
This project provides food and water for one childcare facility in a village, for an entire year. There are 300+ children that are housed and fed in a facility, and food is essential. Our food program will provide nourishing meals to all children who visit our Mom's House Care Center. For many, this is the main meal of their day and ware are focused on alleviating hunger in the children we support. In addition to food, our project also provides seedlings for crops which contributes to the overall sustainability and health of the children and the villages.
Food for a Year Project
What's included (for one year):
Afternoon/evening meal for 300+ children in a facility after school seven days a week
Evening meal for orphaned children who stay overnight seven days a week
Seedlings and support on farming in the region to promote sustainability
Stipend for cooks and staff in the facility
Cost of Project: $8,000 USD
*cost for 300 children in one year
How Can I Help?
The fight may seem impossible, but everyone has a role to play. Every day, individuals and groups are helping by partnering with Mom's House to empower local people in the countries where we work to provide access to child care centers for the countries vulnerable and orphaned children.