A child is thirsty, walking miles to find a water source shared by goats and cows. The rancid smell of the water, and the slimy film on its murky surface do not stop the child from having a drink. To a desperate child, water is water, and the thought of starting a fire to boil the water before drinking seems impractical when the thirst to quench is pressing and immediate.
The numbers of orphaned children and their abject poverty contribute to their tolerance and indifference towards their circumstances. It is the same tolerance, and indifference that perpetuates and exacerbates HIV/AIDS infection and the cycle of child-headed households.
Read through their stories to better understand their courage, resourcefulness, their needs, and the difference SOHO and it’s supporters make in their lives.