In Zambia, the devastating effect of the AIDS pandemic has resulted in a generation of orphans, many of whom must raise younger siblings on the streets. Children as young as 10 years old are forced into the role of “head of household,” fending for their siblings by scavenging for food in trashcans and alleys, begging, or engaging in prostitution or manual labor.
In the capital city of Lusaka alone, there are an estimated 100,000 children living on the streets.
SCF funded drop-in centers and a medical clinic that serves thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children. The centers provide shelter, food, medical care, counseling, education, and skills training as well as clothing, shoes, education supplies, soap and hygiene supplies.
The feeding center serves approximately 600 meals per day to the street children of Lusaka. The program is designed to provide at least one meal a day to these children.
$25 will feed a child for a month. Please help.