Driven by her experience of a community that shuns children because of their status and suffering, Carol Dyanti (Mum Carol) felt compelled to help the many orphaned children affected by HIV/AIDS that came to her for help.
Started in 1992 by Jackie Branfield, Operation Bobbi Bear rescues and upholds the rights of sexually abused children while aiming to minimise their risk of HIV infection. They also provide Post Exposure Prophylaxis to children who have been raped.
Manipur has a large number of people living with HIV/AIDS. It is one of the worst affected among all the states of India. Children affected by HIV/AIDS face various forms of poverty, discrimination and stigma and are the most vulnerable of all.
Faith was founded in May 2005 by Smriti Singh It was her aim to work with children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and to give the children the normal life they deserve and live it to the fullest. They began with two children and one caretaker.
Many of the children were abandoned by their families and forced to fend for themselves in rural Jalore, without the medicine they need to live, or the love and care of a family that every child deserves.
Nkosi’s Haven is named after Nkosi Johnson, the young AIDS activist who passed away on International Children’s Day on June 1st 2001, who dearly wanted a facility that would care for mothers and their children.
Sahara Aalhad is a 28 year old organization whose mission is to empower people facing difficult situations due to substance use and HIV/AIDS. They have 36 projects most of which address this issue.
RNP+ provided children at this home with access to education, nutrition and medical care. Many of these children had lost their parents to AIDS and are without family members willing or capable to care for them.