When we launched BLESS in 2017, the first of our five categories was Ending the Orphan Crisis. We were motivated, like thousands of others, by the UNICEF proclamation in the early 2000s that there were 153 million orphans in the world. The problem seemed insurmountable.
In 2019, along with several partners and beneficiaries, BLESS is committed not only to redefining the problem, but also identifying and funding tangible solutions. Protecting vulnerable children, oftentimes by preserving the power of a family, is now our heart language.
Read more about our partners helping protect vulnerable children below.
Zoe Empowers equips orphans with tools and training to overcome life-threatening poverty for good.
From Beggars to Bosses in 3 Years:
Guided by the core belief of not doing anything for these young people that they can be taught to do themselves, Zoe equips orphans and vulnerable children to overcome extreme poverty by addressing multiple barriers simultaneously.
$8/month empowers one orphan out of poverty
$8,000 covers an Empowerment Group for a year
An Empowerment Group is 40-60 children
THE ENABLED PROJECT
The Enabled Project is the only organization in the rural villages of India providing care and services for children with special needs and their families.
Their team of over 450 healthcare workers, community workers and volunteers shares the incredible story of Jesus Christ that restores hope.
They meet the need with primary health care, disability support, widow empowerment and education for children.
If vulnerable children were a country of their own, they would be the 9th largest country in the world. Let that sink in.
There are over 153 million vulnerable children in the world today.
The Archibald Project’s goal is to raise awareness! How? They use media and creative storytelling to inspire people into action. The result is powerful and ethical child care stories that activate people to give financially and act sacrificially. There are fewer vulnerable children today because of The Archibald Project.