In sub-Saharan Africa a child is orphaned every 14 seconds. As a direct result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, there are over 15,000,000 orphans living there.
In the small Southern African kingdom of Swaziland, AIDS infects more than one in four people, making it the country with the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world. The result is an exploding number of households headed by children, some as young as eight or nine years old.
Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach and Outreach (SOHO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to improve the quality of life and life expectancy of child headed households living in communities deeply affected by HIV/AIDS.
SOHO works with an international network of collaborators and volunteers to accomplish this goal…to heal, educate, feed, parent and nurture child headed households.
From the Blog
How to Mentally Prepare for a Service Trip to Swaziland
Whether a high school student or an experienced volunteer embark on a service trip to Swaziland, a country consumed by HIV/AIDS, anyone will need to mentally prepare themselves for what experiences lay ahead. Here is the reality: 26% of people … Continue reading
Hundreds of Students Rally at Crispus Attucks High School
On Tuesday, November 12, hundreds of Cripsus Attucks Medical Magnet High School (CAMMHS) students came together to support 14 of their peers, who were one week away from departing to Swaziland. The 14 students represent Peer Leader for AIDS-Free Africa … Continue reading