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Caring for Orphan Children in Zimbabwe

Photos by Richard Lord

A New World Outlook web feature for World AIDS Day.

In Zimbabwe and in most of Africa, the family is responsible for a child who has lost parents. For thousands of orphans, the church has become their family, helping them with school fees and other expenses. One woman cares for 25 children in her home.

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Photo © 2005 Richard Lord. Used by Permission. Rights not transferable.

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Audio Resources

  • Richard Lord interviews Shamiso Mangongo, an administrative assistant with the Orphans and Vulnerable Children project of Africa University
    | Windows Media (WMA, 1900K) | Podcast (MP3, 3700K) |
  • Richard Lord interviews two Zimbabwean boys who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. They get up at four a.m. to farm and do other work and then they walk to school returning about six p.m.
    | Windows Media (WMA, 600K) | Podcast (MP3, 1200K) |