In 2019 we had the opportunity to visit and spend time with children and the owners of The Motherly Love Orphanage, the only HIV specialist orphanage in Ghana.
All of the children have been made orphans as a result of HIV and most have contracted HIV themselves. They have been ostracised by their extended families due to the stigma and have been left to fend for themselves, until Motherly Love Orphanage stepped in.
Motherly Love Orphanage is a local grassroots orphanage currently looking after approximately 71 children from the ages of 3 - 18, and provides a safe haven for these kids. They insure they are well fed with nutritious meals, that they all attend school, and equally that they are loved. Motherly Love is not backed by any big charity or corporation, and solely relies on donations from others.
We had hoped to get back to Ghana again this year (2020) but due to Covid-19 we were not able to make it. These children are not just at a high risk of catching and developing serious complications from Covid-19 and other diseases because of their pre existing condition, but due to the economic landscape globally, finances are drying up impacting the ability for the orpanage to provide nutritional food, which is vital because of the antiretroviral medication they are taking.
If you would like to support, and can, your donation would be greatly appreciated, and would help the orphanage to continue to support the children and provide the food and essentials so greatly needed.
There is no amount too small as a little really does go a long way.
- Karla Ancliffe-Smith
- Bina Patel
- Asana Abu
- Chrys Nnabuife
Organizer and beneficiary
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