“I no longer feel like an orphan. I am loved. I have a family from Operation Neighbour Care,” said sixteen-year-old Ariko^.
Ariko contracted the HIV virus from his mother when he was born. Tragically, his mother passed away months later. He was taken in by his grandmother who struggled to provide for his basic needs. Operation Neighbour Care (ONC) has assisted Ariko through a school scholarship and contributing to the cost of his hospital fees and medication when he got sick with tuberculosis. ONC were able to also speak with Ariko’s grandmother when he was sick and help her to move away from the mindset that he was cursed and instead to seek medical assistance.
Thanks to ONC, Ariko is also a proud goat owner. He uses the nutritious milk on his porridge and can sell the goat’s offspring to pay for his uniform, stationery and food to supplement his diet. Ariko now looks forward to the future and is working towards his goal of becoming a doctor.
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A $55 tax deductible gift to HOPE for AIDS will help provide holistic care for orphaned or vulnerable child in Malawi like Ariko^.
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^Not real name. Changed to protect identity.