Hands is a Christian non-profit organization working in vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa where HIV/AIDS, poverty and numbers of orphans are highest and support structures are very low.
We have a long term commitment to the community of Kalende Zambia where we currently support close to 100 children and hope to expand that 125 this year. This means working with local leaders to provide basic medical, education, and food security to orphans and vulnerable children. The model is facilitated by a Community Based Organization that cares for children in the community. We also send a team to learn from local care workers every year. Sponsoring a child costs just $25 month and we have an ongoing relationship with the children and community those funds reach.
Children currently supported: 125
Of the 125 children who are being cared for by Kalende Community Based Organisation (CBO), over 100 are of school age and being educated every day at the community school. This school requires no fees to be paid and is specifically geared towards the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children. There are 4 teachers who educate these children every day, who also understand their complex emotional and spiritual needs, as well as their physical. The school is on the same site as the daily feeding point, ensuring each child receives nourishment to both their body and mind every day...
Commons is also proud to support IJM in their work to:
Locate victims and remove them from the place where they’re in danger.
Hold slave owners, traffickers, rapists and criminals accountable in court.
Give survivors the support and tools they need to heal and to thrive.
Stop violence before it starts by helping to strengthen the local justice system.
Commons sponsors a field office in Thailand where local lawyers work to ensure that vulnerable peoples are granted proper citizenship papers which helps protect them from the slave-trade and sex trafficking.