Problem 1: HIV/AIDS Crisis and Children in Africa “Ten percent of the world's people live in Africa, but it is home to 90 percent of the world's HIV/AIDS-infected children. In sub-Saharan Africa, 470,000 children die every year from AIDS. For more than 90 percent of these children, the deadly virus is transmitted from their mother.”
In Africa, current figures show there are over 34 million orphans - 14 million have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. By 2010 the number of orphans by HIV/AIDS is estimated to reach 25 million.
Problem 2: Water- related diseases The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2003, approximately 1.1 billion people had no access to safe water and 2.4 billion had no basic sanitation. A lack of clean water and sanitation leads to a wide range of diseases. These include cholera, typhoid, malaria, yellow fever, river blindness, sleeping sickness, guinea worm, bilharzia, trachoma, scabies and more. Most importantly, dirty water is often the cause of ordinary childhood diarrhea, a leading killer of African children. – World wide, w ater-related diseases kill a child every eight seconds.
Problem 3: Poverty in Africa
It is estimated that over 295 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1 a day. Children are the most affected by this level of poverty.
Solution: Do not let the numbers overwhelm you. Act now, Educate and Empower the people.
Educational Development In Africa, Inc. (EDinAFRICA) is a non profit organization based in Temecula, California. With highly motivated volunteers, EDinAFRICA is working hard to implement permanent solutions to the problems facing the people of Africa. EDinAFRICA is currently supporting many children in Kenya. The organization is raising funds to build an orphanage in Machakos District to take care of the many children that are orphaned by the HIV/AIDS crisis. Machakos District is in the Eastern Province of Kenya.
Phase 1: Build Sleeping Quarters, Dining Room/Kitchen, and Drill a Well to provide clean water for the community. With your help we can raise $95,000.00 for Phase 1.