In the developing world, the death of parents from AIDS leaves behind little children, often four or five of them, who desperately want to stay together as a family--a Child-Headed Household. Imagine watching your mother and father slowly die before your eyes, leaving you to bury them and then to raise and care for your younger brothers and sisters. AIDS Orphans Rising takes you through the daily lives of these children and answers key questions, such as: Where do they live? How do they survive? What can I do to help?
There are millions of AIDS orphans! Left alone, they will be uneducated, disenfranchised, and unwanted: ripe candidates for radicalization and exploitation by dictators and terrorists. If good people like yourself do not reach out to these children so they can get love, an education and set up in some profitable enterprise, civilization will deteriorate to a point that you will not even recognize it. Each chapter provides real solutions and actions that you can take now to help these children not only survive, but succeed.
"The first edition of AIDS Orphans Rising was concerned with the invisible (and exploding) crisis of child-headed households in Africa. It was originally intended to serve as a resource guidebook for concerned teachers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, and policymakers. A funny thing happened; other people began reading the book, too! Sister Mary Beth has many beautiful stories of generous strangers, young and old, who have approached her to offer help. As a result, the perspective of this second edition has been reframed to inform concerned citizens everywhere."
-- Connie Mariano, MD, FACP, author of The White House Doctor
100% of all profits from this book will go to help the Child-Headed Households
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About the Author
In 1994, Sr. Mary Beth responded to the Institute's need for an International Mission Office Director, a position she still holds today. Her ministry includes working with and helping to provide for the women and children served by the Filippini Missions in Albania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, India and Brazil.
Sr. Mary Beth's development activities transcend traditional fundraising. A lifelong athlete herself, Sr. Mary Beth has partici¬pated in numerous sponsored road races, marathons, and ultra-marathons to raise funds for the missions. In 2010 she completed consecutive 50-mile runs in all 50 states, a feat which generated global awareness of the Filippini ministry and the inspirational human-interest story about "The Running Nun."
In every city and village she visits, Sr. Mary Beth carries with her God's message of hope and the call for everyone to perform "one little act" to improve the world. Her passion for serving others struck a chord, fueled by extensive news media coverage including ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, and ESPN. In recognition of her lifelong service to the world's neediest, Sr. Mary Beth was bestowed the title Servitor Pacis, "Servant of Peace," by the Path to Peace Foundation in a public ceremony held at the United Nations.
Sr. Mary Beth currently serves the USA Filippini Community Leadership Team as Councilor and Secretary in Morristown, New Jersey. After reading this book you will never again challenge the notion "What can one person do to make a difference?"