BENEFITING: ILLIEN FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN INC
Empower women living with HIV and Reduce the number of orphans in Ethiopia.
HIV+ women are often ostracized by their communities, rejected by their own families, and abandoned by their husbands. Many are left to die alone and face the insurmountable financial challenge of raising their children. Too often, the only solution is leaving the children to an orphanage.
So we are launching a campaign $50,000 to provide 100 HIV+ women with scholarships ($500/each) for a six-week, life-changing program. Each woman will participate in the Empower HIV+ Women program hosted by Bete-Sa'ida Orphanage in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. The program provides:
* Economic Independence, Empowerment, and Self-Sufficiency
* Medical Treatment and Training
* Psychological Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Support
* Family Preservation