Children who lost one or both parents due to HIV/AIDS are especially affected by poverty and suffer from poor health. Their living conditions are rendered very difficult by the mere facts of being orphans, stigmatisation by their social environment, or by lack of money for food or school uniforms.
There are an estimated 300.000 AIDS-Orphans in Thailand, with numbers continuously on the rise. In most cases, grandparents take up responsibility for the children. More and more elderly people are subjected to physical, mental, and financial hardship because they support their ailing children and grandchildren.
|Duration:||since June 2002|
|Cost: ||approx. 35.000 Euro/Year|
|Partner:||Salawin Group, Dok Rak Group (HIV/AIDS-support groups)|