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Be a Hero to the Orphans of Swaziland

The devastation of AIDS is creating a generation of orphans in Swaziland. Though it's one of the smallest of all countries, Swaziland has the world's highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection. According to the 2012 HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, 31% of adults ages 18 to 49 have HIV.

Because of that, nearly 125,000 Swazi children have lost at least one parent to the epidemic. The country's orphans struggle every day for the bare necessities of life. The number of these young heroes is growing daily. Already, over 15,000 households in the country are headed by children who are trying to raise their little brothers and sisters by themselves.

Now, you can help them. For as little as US$30 per month, your organization, your class, your family or you alone can sponsor an orphan family through YoungHeroes.org.sz. Your support will help keep these children's families together and bring them the crucial food, clothing and education they need.

Just as important, you'll give them hope by letting them know that someone cares.

To learn more about how the program works – and how easy it is for you to offer your help – click here.

 

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Young Heroes is underwritten and operated by NERCHA, the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS of the government of Swaziland. It was created with the help of U.S. Peace Corps.

 

 
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