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A Welcome to the African Orphans Project

Orphan houses on the hill in Shongweni
Beginning in 2006, teams from America and Canada traveled to Shongweni Village, Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa to rescue children who lost both parents as a result of HIV/AIDS. Most often these children lived alone in stick and mud shacks with the oldest child acting as the caregiver. Today, we have 43 houses built, with over 200 children and adult caregivers who are providing a decent, safe environment for these children.  We couldn't do this without your continued support.  THANK YOU!
"In this life, in this place, I couldn't afford to have too many dreams. But the few that I allowed myself were strong. I wanted to see Mr. Mandela walk free, and that has happened. I wanted to see apartheid die, and even that has happened. Now, something that I thought was too impossible even to dream about has happened. I have a house. I have a home. I am complete."                                                                     Jane Mohlambi (caregiver)


African Orphans Project built house #43!!!

The African Orphans Project has comleted build team house #43 to provide shelter for additional AIDS orphans in Shongweni village, South Africa.  

With the help our supporters the project has been able to provide safe shelter and care to over 200 orphans and vulnerable children throughout the village.  We could not have made this possible without the support of over 300 volunteers, sponsors and donors from around the globe.

Please consider joining the African Orphans Project by making a donation to help us continue our mission.

Most Recent Build Team Details

Makhoba family
Another build team visits Shongweni village, South Africa.

A team of 14 volunteers (including 2 young students) traveled to Shongweni to build a home for the Makhoba family. The beneficiary children are Siyabonga - 18 years (now in grade 8 at Woza Moya High School and Khanyisile - 13 years (in grade 9 at Albini Girls High School).

The children had lived with their single parent, Albertine Makhoba, who died on the 30 November 2008.  
This children used to live on the mud house that was demolished by rain last year. They are now being cared for by their aunt, Phindile and her one year old son. 

For more details or tickets to this event, please Contact UsThank you for your continued support!