Get the Facts About the AIDS Epidemic

Learn how the AIDS epidemic affects children and families in need.

How is Compassion fighting the AIDS epidemic and saving lives?

Every 14 seconds, a child is orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. The AIDS epidemic is shattering the lives of children throughout sub-Saharan Africa. More than 11 million African children have lost one or both parents to AIDS.

The AIDS epidemic is particularly devastating to poor children. Several factors multiply the destruction caused by the AIDS epidemic in developing countries:

  • lack of education
  • prevalence of environmental diseases
  • high cost of treatment
  • other factors of poverty (poor health facilities, communication and transportation difficulties, and unstable governments)

The AIDS epidemic is a global issue that often seems too overwhelming to understand and even more impossible to fight against. But Compassion's AIDS Initiative offers comprehensive and holistic services that allow us to proactively fight the AIDS epidemic one child at a time. This vital children's ministry provides:

  • shelter, food and counseling for AIDS orphans and treatment for those who are HIV-positive and now have AIDS
  • HIV testing for children living in poverty
  • AIDS education and awareness for poor children and their families

Join Compassion to fight the AIDS epidemic

Share your love, prayers and support with children in need who are struggling against the AIDS epidemic. Children are waiting now — sponsor an AIDS affected child today!

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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