The Importance of Orphan Prevention

Orphan Prevention

“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”

Eleanor Roosevelt

The world is full of orphaned children, but there are millions more at risk of becoming orphans in the future. At Ornaments 4 Orphans we believe in going to the root of the Orphan Crisis to combat the circumstances that create the global orphan population. The majority of the world’s orphans live in poor communities where lack of opportunities creates instability, war, disease and family breakdown.

Ornaments 4 Orphans believes that no child should lose their family due to poverty. Our heart is Orphan Prevention by strengthening needy parents. This is why we use fair trade buying practices to create opportunities for men and women to escape poverty, protect their families and prevent loss.

Building in Uganda

In Uganda, a woman with a steady job is able to buy shelter, food and medicine for herself and her family. She protects herself against prostitution and exploitation. She buys a bed net which shields her toddlers from malaria. She enrolls her daughters in school. She keeps her family together and barricades herself from the dangers of poverty that put her life and the lives of her children at risk. We can keep children from becoming orphans by supplying a lifeline of opportunity to their parents.

Ugandan Mother at Work
These Ugandan women craft our Stuffed Animal Ornaments. The majority of these ladies are widows and single mothers. Their children are at greater risk of becoming orphaned or taken to an emergency orphanage. Decent work enables these mothers to keep their children and meet their needs. 

When you host an Ornament Party or purchase an #o4o product, you are supplying a layer of protection to vulnerable children and their parents. Join us in our mission of Orphan Prevention and help make the world more beautiful for others!

Jamie