It's true. 8 out of 10 children living in orphanages have a living parent.
Help us change the way we care
Around the globe, poverty prevents many families from providing food, shelter, and basic education for their children. This forces parents to look for alternative ways to meet these basic needs. Sometimes poverty pushes families to give their children to an orphanage. And sadly, sometimes parents are deceived into doing so. What if we could help families so they never have to make this heartbreaking decision?
We are already seeing results in Kenya, Moldova and Guatemala.
Thanks to a strong commitment from the Moldovan government, the number of children in institutions has decreased by 86% over the past ten years and the number of disabled children living in residential schools by 76%. The number of children in a family- and community-based care has increased by 219%.
Kenya is committed to the protection of children’s rights. With a strong cultural history of kinship care or care by the extended family, Kenya is now moving away from orphanages toward reuniting children with families or finding a family for every child.