1 in 4 adults in
Botswana are
HIV positive.*

*UNAIDS (United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) 2009


20% of
Botswana's children
are orphans or
vulnerable children.*

*Alternative Care for Children in Botswana: a Reality of Idealism. T. Malinga and P. Ntshwarang. Social Work and Society. Vol9, Issue 2. 2011


31.2% of Batswana
live below the
poverty line
of less than US$1.25*

*+teAIDS Baseline Audit Technical Report. Tertiary Education Council. 2011


East Ngamiland
has one of the highest
incidence rates of HIV
being 4.76%*

*Botswana AIDS Impact Survey III (BIAS III) 2009

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Where we work

Maun is situated in the far north of Botswana and is the country’s fifth largest town. Home to more than 50,000 people, it is the tourism hub of Botswana and the gateway to the world-famous and wildlife rich Okavango Delta. Maun is growing exponentially as people leave their rural cattle posts in favour of ‘better’ opportunities in town. As a result of this influx, unemployment is growing – as are the many social issues that it brings.

The number of at-risk children needing our support has increased since our organisation was first established. Although the occurrence of orphans and vulnerable children predates Botswana’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, the high infection rates have certainly had a big impact. The hardest hit is those of child-bearing age and this has resulted in many children being left in the care of elderly grandparents, and a staggering number of children heading households themselves.