According to a UN report, more than 700 million people, or 10% of the world population, are living in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.90 USD per day.
This means that millions of people cannot afford to provide basic needs such as nutrition, shelter, and care for their children. These needs become even more difficult to fulfill when a parent has a child with a physical and/or cognitive disability. Sadly, parents are having to place their children in orphanages or group homes due to a lack of resources to adequately care for their basic needs.
However, the reality remains that while the families do not have the resources needed to care for these children, the facilities they are placing them in, because they too are located in these impoverished countries, are also struggling due to little to no economic stability, education, and infrastructure.
Because of the direct link between poverty and orphaned children, equal attention must be paid to efforts that will guide these communities out of poverty and toward a more sustainable future.
For more than 15 years, the World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF) has been supporting the welfare of orphaned children in developing countries. Recently, WFCF expanded its mission as an effort to be able to not only support these children in need, but also the underprivileged communities that they are living in.
The World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF) is a private non-profit effort, founded for the sole purpose of supporting projects that promote the health and welfare needs of underprivileged communities and orphaned children with disabilities in developing countries.
Since its beginning, WFCF has supported projects that provide the necessary medical devices and care needed to improve the lives and conditions of orphaned children and young adults living with disabilities in developing countries. Just as important as it is to understand these medical needs, it is also imperative to understand the fundamental needs of the impoverished communities these children are living in. As such, supporting projects that can improve the environmental and local living conditions which will subsequently lead to overall better health and sustainability for these underprivileged communities is critical.
Projects that WFCF funds include:
WFCF supports and collaborates with hundreds of deserving organizations worldwide, including:
Hyojin Kim Nirav Patel Foundation
San Francisco, California, USA
Has provided dedicated funding in support of the Jusarang Community Church (Baby Box Church).
Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
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