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Leeds
Massachusetts 01053
USA
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Target demographics: Orphans under the age of 19.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 823

Geographic areas served: Swaziland

Programs: • Monthly stipends for necessities such as food and clothing
• Comprehensive medical care
• Skills training and business education

Mission:
Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV infection in the world. A generation of children is being left without parents; a generation of grandparents are being left to raise them without resources. Young Heroes provides modest monthly stipends for food and clothing to the household level, so the children are ensured of nutrition and warmth, and so household money can be used for other needs such as education fees and medicine.
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We now support over 800 orphans in more than 500 families.

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04/20/11
While working as a volunteer in Swaziland I spent some time working with Young Heroes. I identified and registered children in need and I even went out on a trip with Young Heroes to see how the assistance was being put to use. They are a wonderful organization & they really do a great job of making... more »
04/15/11
I've been a contributor for a number of years but this year got involved in fundraising. I like the fact that, because they are underwritten, every dollar contributed goes to feeding and clothing the AIDS orphans. They serve a need that is otherwise unknown in the US. The staff are ... more »
04/14/11
The goal of Young Heroes is to help the orphans of families in Swaziland affected by AIDS. Donations are used to help with basic needs such as food, clothing and education. Swaziland has a very high aids mortality rate, and children are left orphaned. What will become of these children? I feel ... more »
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