Over the last 25 years the HIV/AIDS epidemic has ravaged the community of Pap-Onditi. Every family has been affected. Many have lost mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles. The loss of beloved family members has a lasting social and economic impact. Families struggle to care for extra children, to feed and educate them.
More than 60 children at the Konditi Primary School have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. These children are often cared for by extended family members who have little extra to spare. The orphans are extremely vulnerable and frequently drop out of school permanently.
To help offset the challenges to caregivers, I-KODI provides them with basic food staples including rice, beans, maize and cooking oil. Food is purchased locally and distributed every 3 months. This small gesture of assistance is helping to relieve the burden of caring for additional children and increasing the stability of many families.
We invite you to learn more about our Food Distribution Program for AIDS Orphans and to join us in further supporting these children and strengthening the fabric of the community.