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AIDS Orphans Rising  will answer all of your questions and includes many ideas on how you can help these children make it in this world. The book introduces and allows you to link to many groups helping these children and one especially, the Religious Teachers Filippini.

They are unique in that they guarantee that 100% of your donation actually gets to the children and none of your gift goes for administrative purposes. All donations go toward what you wish the children to have.

Reading the statistics on these orphans can cause one to either not believe or just give up, feeling that the problem is insurmountable. But AIDS Orphans Rising presents to you children who are overcoming the most unbeatable odds.

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Perhaps in the past you have been asked to help orphan children but felt your gift really never got to the children. AIDS Orphans Rising will assist you in finding many groups that are able to make a great difference in the lives of these children, doing so much with very little, and very little bureaucracy. Again, the Religious Teachers Filippini is in the forefront of providing for these children in Adigrat, Ethiopia. The Sisters take the smaller CHH into their hostel until the oldest one is able to provide for the smaller children on their own.

Here’s what you will learn from this great book

  • What is a Child-Headed Household?
  • How do they come to be?
  • Where do they live?
  • How can you help them get better housing … today?
  • What do they eat?
  • How can you help them get enough to eat now?
  • How can you volunteer to feed the little ones?
  • What type of education do they receive?
  • How can you help educate them with a marketable skill that will lift them from poverty … at this moment?
  • How might you volunteer to teach them?

All the statistics you could ever want about HIV/AIDS

  • What about their health and the health care they receive?
  • How you can get them good health care as soon as they need it
  • How you can volunteer to give them the health care they need
  • Adoption possibilities: domestic, foreign and from a distance
  • All the references you could ever want concerning HIV/AIDS orphans
  • An amazing number of Internet sites and links concerning these children
  • Volunteer opportunities, not only educational, feeding and health, but also just coming to be with the orphans,and give them some needed love.
  • You can donate your hard earned money and make sure 100% of it gets to the children!

By Ernest Dempsey

AIDS has been known worldwide for decades as a symbol of imminent death. A more serious side of this threat is now coming to our knowledge – one that poses a horrific challenge to the entire humanity.

In her latest book AIDS Orphans Rising (Loving Healing Press, December 2007), Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd reveals the number of children left orphans by AIDS to be running not in thousands or hundreds or thousands but in millions all over the world. Known as ‘AIDS orphans’, these children lose both their parents to death by AIDS and their numbers are rising with a shocking rate: every 14 seconds, AIDS leaves at least one child orphan! The threat is global, though the situation is particularly serious in African countries, especially South Africa, Ethiopia, and Zambia.

Instead of speaking about AIDS orphans as completely helpless children, Sister Elizabeth prefers to present them as courageous children, who would rather stay together, on their own, than seeking shelter with some distant family or relatives. Calling them ‘helpless’ would be, in Sister Elizabeth’s view, failing to recognize their own efforts to cope with the challenge of survival. Still, these orphan kids are prone to a number of accidents, traumas, and abuse by both natural and human elements, including the possibility of manipulation by terrorists.

Keeping this situation in view, Sister Elizabeth urges on the readers for helping AIDS orphans in the best possible way. She tells about the struggles of these children in their quest for survival. Left on their own, these orphans often resort to begging for getting money to buy themselves food and clothing. Some girls fall into the practice of prostitution to raise money. The emotional trauma of bereavement combined with child labor and abuse is playing havoc on their lives. What we need to do is come forward and salvage the threatened lives of AIDS orphans.

The most effective way for helping AIDS orphans is to boost their resilience – the capacity that allows them to prevent, minimize, or overcome the damaging effects of adversity. Resilience can enable AIDS orphans to grow into happy and productive citizens. Several programs are working toward reinforcing resilience of the child headed households (CHHs) – homes headed by AIDS orphans of the same family.

Sister Elizabeth and her Institute of the Religious Teachers Filippini are part of the humanistic efforts aiming at saving AIDS orphans from the traumatic experiences of poverty and neglect and helping them emerge as healthy members of their societies. As Sister Elizabeth points out in her book, ‘These children need love more than anything else, and governments are not equipped to provide love. Love can come only from those of us who care.’

With a complete list of resources that are working for AIDS orphans and other helpless children, AIDS Orphans Rising opens a window for caring souls to come forward and make a difference in the lives of an endangered generation.

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