More than 163 million children all over the globe are orphaned. The increasing number of orphans has necessitated formation of organizations and groups that seek to help orphans. One such organization is Orphan Outreach, whose mission statement is to help orphans by providing basic needs to the children. The organization was founded in 2007,and so far has stamped its presences in Guatemala, India, Russia, Honduras and Latvia.
In Africa, Civil wars and AIDS have been the major causes leading to orphan situations. The large number of orphans in sub-Saharan Africa has also led to formation of non-governmental organizations that feed and educate the orphans. These non-governmental organizations’ mission and programs are almost similar to those of Orphan Outreach. The provision of basic commodities such as food and shelter is top of the agenda of these organizations. Orphan Outreach operates under volunteer-ship and contribution of well wishers all over the globe. Any philanthropist who desires to be part of the change that Orphan Outreach is trying to make among Orphans, can make their contribution through the organization.
Most of the children under the care of Orphan Outreach have been victims of sexual
abuse, violence, malnutrition, trafficking and all other forms of child abuse. In countries like Guatemala where more than half of the population lives below the poverty line, Orphan Outreach has been a big relief to these destitute children. The organization also makes trips to various locations in the search and help of orphans. To help orphans is a great deed to humanity, and anyone can make their contribution to these children. This could be through prayers, volunteering in the organization or by donating humanitarian Aid to the children. Many other organization that help orphans exist all over the world. These organizations, including Orphan Outreach are changing lives and shaping children to be responsible citizens.