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Save the Children

Regions: Mozambique Somalia

Category: Children Health

Tags: Whatever It Takes

Total Raised: $139,280

How have we helped?

The funds were raised by 21st Century Leaders, from the sale of Whatever It Takes products.

Save the Children and 21st Century Leaders Foundation worked together to find and fund a home based care programme for HIV aids victims in Mozambique, see details on project below.

About Save the Children

Working worldwide, Save the Children fight for children who suffer from poverty, disease, injustice and violence, working with them to find lifelong answers to the problems they face.

An estimated 1.4 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Mozambique and 14 percent of these are children. It is projected that by 2010, there will be approximately 1.5 million orphans in Mozambique. Save the Children has created a home-based care programme as a natural entry point to reach vulnerable children before their parent or caretaker dies. By addressing the needs of children in a household with a terminally ill parent or caretaker, issues of vulnerability can be addressed long before a child becomes an orphan. Coping strategies for children can begin to be developed before the death of a parent or caretaker, reducing the economic, social, and psychological effect of the loss of the parent or caretaker.