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Worldwide Orphanage Statistics
2001 Total Numbers:
65 million orphans in Asia out of 993 million children
34 million orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa out of 288 million children
8 million orphans  in Latin America and the Caribbean out of 162 million children (UNICEF, UNAIDS et al, Children on the Brink 2002).

2001 Percentage figures:
12% of all children in Sub-Saharan Africa were orphans,
6.5% in Asia were orphans
5% in Latin America and the Caribbean were orphans ....More

Who is an orphan?
UNAIDS defines an orphan as a child under the age of 18 who has lost at least one parent. UNICEF puts the age at 15 and below. Bethel Orphanage has adopted the UNAIDS age criteria. A child whose mother has died is known as a maternal orphan; a child whose father has died is a paternal orphan. A child who has lost both parents is a double orphan......More

Consequences of AIDS
A. Consequences on orphan Children
B. Consequences on Families
C. Consequences on Communities and Society....More


Solutions to the orphanage crisis
The orphanage crisis is encircled by its root causes -poverty, disease, AIDS, war and famine. There are therefore many strategies in combing the crisis. The orphanage burden generally requires sustained action at all levels from world governments, regional, national and local institutions and individuals...More

Current annual global charity meets less than half of required donations
$12 billion (US) per year would be needed worldwide to combat HIV/AIDS and its effects (including orphan support). Current annual global spending is less than half of the US$ 12 billion needed by 2005, and less than one-quarter of the US$19 billion needed in 2007. (UNAIDS, UNICEF et al: 2004 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic). Most aid and charitable donations are from developed nations on national, institutional and individual levels....More

Charity statistics in the USA. General statistics and charitable donations among Christians
According to The NonProfit Times, Americans donated $240.92 billion to charity during 2002, up 1% from 2001. Total donations represented 2.3 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).  They have remained above 2 percent since 1999....More

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Your charitable donations sponsor orphan children at Bethel Orphanage. Orphanage volunteers are most welcome with their donation of time and skills. The Orphanage currently supports over 100 children, in Kafue, Zambia. Most children are AIDS victims that lost their parent(s) from the AIDS epidemic. Our mission is to serve all their essential needs in a parental capacity. We’re a growing global family to the children and humbly invite you to join us in this labor of love.

Pure and undefiled religion is to care for orphans -Jms 1:27

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Bethel Orphanage is a Zambian charitable organization among Christian charities caring for orphans, in Kafue, Zambia, Africa. AIDS in Africa has increased the burdens of child charity organizations like Bethel Orphanage that help children orphaned from poor families. Orphanages have a challenge of keeping up with the growing numbers of orphans. Bethel is among African Christian orphanages in Zambia working to fight the AIDS orphan crisis. Persevering in the pillars of religious service & ministry: “Pure and undefiled religion is to care for orphans and widows in their distress," (James 1:27). Supporting helpless children through your child sponsorship outreach. Orphanage volunteers most welcome. Volunteering opportunities available at Bethel. 101 ways to support children.

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