It is estimated that there are currently 143 million orphans and/or abandoned children in the world – this number is equivalent to about half the population of the United States.
These children have no mother or father to guide them, protect them, or love them. They are hungry, lonely, afraid, have holes in their shoes or no shoes at all, and face the greatest challenges of any children on the face of the earth. Unless adopted or absorbed by an orphanage, these children are left to wander the streets, beg or steal food, and find shelter wherever they can. This cycle results in a high rate of suicide, the need to turn to organized crime and prostitution for survival, ultimately producing more orphans.
These are very real children who need your love and help. Not every person is able to adopt an orphaned child, but EVERYONE is able to help care for the orphans of the world.
Orphans continue to face many challenges in the field of education - from the lack of schools to lack of qualified teachers to lack of school equipment. At this point, Empower Orphans is targeting providing school equipment to all the orphanages that it supports. Empower Orphans would like your assistance in donating for:
The lack of medical equipment, supplies and healtcare available to the orphans would shock anyone from the western world. Basic necessities that we take for granted are not available. With your support, Empower Orphans plans to provide the orphans with: