The survival of orphaned children is a rapidly growing problem in developing countries. In some areas upwards of 15% of the child population is orphaned. Some of these children’s parents have died or can no longer afford to care for them while others have been saved from child sex trafficking and slavery.
These children are rescued and then placed in orphanages by government officials who in most cases offer no financial support to those who are willing to care for them. As a result, most orphanages are forced to generate 100% of their resources to survive, falling short on a consistent basis.