When HIV/AIDS takes the lives of both parents it threatens the futures of their orphaned children.
Double Joy Children's Farm aims to restore shattered childhoods and give hope for a better future.
Groups of siblings (3yrs. and over) with no other means of support, get love, fun, schooling, health and a vocation.
We have 95 children at Double Joy Children's Farm and 32 more in secondary and tertiary education, plus 1 at University
Children stay until age 15, then leave for secondary school or training college and we support them more 3 more years.
Double Joy, a government registered children's institution has 34 local staff, (excluding Mary Hinde, project initiator, who is self-funding).
Now in its 25th year, Double Joy depends on the generosity of the donors of Friends of Double Joy*.
125 monthly donors give 55% of running costs. The remainder comes from on one-off grants, donations and fundraising events.
With no UK staff, virtually every penny donated** goes directly where most needed and effective. Recent devaluations in the UK£ have seriously hit the value of our funds. Our fundraising has also been seriously hampered during this Covid-19 pandemic.
To continue our vital work we need your help. Anything you can give - no matter how small - goes towards saving the lives of those who are left behind by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Friends of Double Joy is the UK based charity raising money only for Double Joy Children's Farm. We hope you will join us ensuring this continues for many years.
Our twice yearly newsletters aim to raise awareness of the need to;-
1 equip school leavers for their new lives as boarders in secondary education each January
2 feed up, treat and clothe the latest intake of orphans on 4th November 2020.
Your support and kindness to Double Joy Children's Farm (for 2 decades) has saved so many children's lives,
Asante sana, thank you.
Click JustGiving to find fundraising page.
* (registered Charity no. 1087172)
** less than 1% of funds is spent on administration costs.
".... a shining example of how to make a real difference with what is, by Western standards, a very modest budget" ***
Alan Nowell -Trustee of Friends of Double Joy
*** - Annual Budget is about £110,000, ($140,000, or €120,000).
© 2020 Friends of Double Joy