Current Charity We Support
There are 50 million orphans in Africa. Every minute that passes, 4 more orphans are added to that staggering figure. When a child is orphaned in Africa, the bulk of the parenting falls to older unprepared siblings and the elderly, shoving the orphans into a seemingly never-ending cycle of poverty and famine. Zoe Helps strives to end this cycle by empowering the orphans.
Zoe Helps has developed a 3 year empowerment program for the orphans that focuses on 44 pillars:
- Be Secure – help them learn their rights, keep them away from abusive situations, and teach them how to provide their own food through farming
- Be Healthy – instruct them on proper hygiene (boil water, wash hands, etc), how to eat a balanced diet, how to prevent HIV/AIDS, how to inform the community about the causes and prevention of diseases
- Be Connected – show them how to work together in new working groups, group the orphans together to form a ‘new’ family, encourage them to be part of various communities
- Be Prepared – get the orphans ready for life after the empowerment program
After the program, the orphans are able to be thrive in their communities, breaking the cycle of poverty.