The survival of orphaned children is a rapidly growing problem in developing countries. Most orphanages receive no government assistance. In order to feed the children they take in, these orphanages often have to sacrifice things like education, proper medical care and electricity. When that fails, they turn to more extreme methods of income generation, which often results in the children being sold into the world of human trafficking.
What Are We Fighting For?
- There are currently more than 132 million orphaned children in the world today.
- One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is malnourished.
- More than 2 million children are trafficked and exploited for sex each year. Millions more live as labor slaves or indentured servants.
Everyone has heard the age old adage, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Though noble in their cause, many charity organizations are giving fish. By simply providing for monthly expenses these charitable groups are inadvertently enabling orphanages to rely on donations for survival.
Our mission at Fight to THRiVE is to break that cycle of enablement and teach them to fish. We do this by helping orphanages reduce monthly expenses by providing things like solar power, rainwater collection and water filtration systems. Then we create sustainable businesses like taxi services, egg production and Tilapia farms that orphanages can manage in order to produce their own sustainable revenue sources. By providing these sustainable resources we can create a lasting, safe environment for these children to live in.
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