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
“The Safe House”–Student-Driven Solutions Addressing Safe and Quality Housing
For thousands of Swazi children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, chronic poverty and homelessness are familiar truths. In Swaziland, the impact of HIV/AIDS has displaced nearly 69,000 children. Orphans as young as eight-years-old are left to undertake the responsibilities of adults, … Continue reading
The Hope Seekers Exhibition at Herron School of Art and Design
“Understanding and appreciation can only come about when the visual experience is internalized—when pictures and words move from paper to the gut and the heart, and the audience becomes sufficiently immersed in the experience to emerge from it transformed,” writes … Continue reading