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 many families are gripped by poverty, preventing them 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 this decision. But what if we could help families so they never have to make this heartbreaking decision?
We are already seeing results in Kenya and Moldova
With a strong commitment from the Moldovan government, the past decade has seen the number of children in institutions decrease by 86%, the number of children with disabilities living in residential schools decrease by 76%, while the number of children in 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 transitioning away from orphanages toward reuniting children with families, or to finding a family for every child.