Whereas the pandemic exacerbates poverty, on the contrary poverty propels HIV/AIDS. AIDS reduces the productive capacity of households; increases household expenditure on health care; and because HIV/AIDS victims (infected and affected) spend much of the time either sick or caring for the sick, the labour force in the household is not readily available to produce food and engage in other income generating activities for livelihood support. As a result, households affected by HIV/AIDS are food insecure, have no income for basic livelihood activities such as education for children who gradually fall out of schools. To ameliorate the OVC situation in the target area, it is imperative to provide socio-economic and food security as well as care and support to the OVC and OVC households in the long run as B O F gains momentum.
Through Education, Birds of a feather helps transform the lives of the poorest and orphaned children and families in Nangaiza village, through interventions such as nutrition and safe drinking water programs, poverty relief and community development programs, disaster assistance, and more. Our non-profit work extends assistance to all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background
Birds of a feather is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, and foundations.