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We prevent orphans by keeping mothers and children together! This can be accomplished through social entrepreneurship (income generation), a clean birthing program, and education. Learn more: GlobalOrphanPrevention.org
Founded in 2011, we wanted to find a more permanent solution to dismantling for-profit orphan homes in Nepal. During that summer, the founder of Global Orphan Prevention discovered that 85% of children in orphan homes had living parents (UNICEF). Mothers that had been widowed or abandoned were often left with little opportunity for employment and often had to relinquish their children in hopes of providing them a better life in the orphan home. That first summer was spent buying cows and goats to stimulate income generation for such families.
Nowadays, the breathe of the organization has extended to working with the Midwifery Society of Nepal providing clean birthing kits and programs in rural villages; thus saving the life of mother or child.
Collaboration: Working with partners in the field is vital to our success and allows for shared responsibility.
Income Generation Philanthropy: We are not a charity and we don't simply hand out money. Instead, we provide income generating opportunities so individuals and communities can thrive independently, helping themselves out of poverty.
Empowerment: When working with marginalized populations, we find that the root of most of their problems is money. By giving them means to help themselves, we are helping break that social stratification, allowing them to become empowered and literate.
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