A Child-Headed Household is formed every 15 seconds...
Thousands of children around the world are orphaned daily when their parents die of AIDS. When siblings stay together to form a family, it is called a Child-Headed Household. They desperately want to live together, resisting attempts to separate them amongst relatives or orphanages. The eldest sibling, often only 10 years of age, becomes the parent, raising and caring for their younger siblings. AIDS Orphans Rising takes you through the daily lives of these Child-Headed Households:
What do they eat?
Where do they live?
How do they survive?
What can you do to help?
Each chapter provides background information, stories and real solutions and actions that you can take to help these children not only survive, but succeed and prosper.
"The first edition of AIDS Orphans Rising was concerned with the invisible (and exploding) crisis of child-headed households in Africa. It was originally intended to serve as a resource guidebook for concerned teachers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, and policymakers. A funny thing happened; other people began reading the book, too! Sister Mary Beth has many beautiful stories of generous strangers, young and old, who have approached her to offer help. As a result, the perspective of this second edition has been reframed to inform concerned citizens everywhere."
-- Connie Mariano, MD, FACP, author of The White House Doctor
100% of all profits from this book will go to help the Child-Headed Households
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