The Greek Caravan of Solidarity standing by the children of Uganda orphaned by AIDS.
Campaign to find medical supplies for the fight against AIDS.
Delegates of the Greek Caravan of Solidarity returned after travelling to Uganda, in order to facilitate the implementation of the first phase of the programme of assistance, for orphaned children who have lost one or both of their parents died from AIDS.
The Caravan came into contact with approximately 200 parents or guardians of orphaned children in Uganda and gave an amount of 200 dollars for each child. We noted that the annual income per capita in Uganda is approximately 500 dollars and that it is one of the countries which has been most afflicted by AIDS virus, in the world.
The money that was distributed by the Caravan came from Greek donors for the programme of "economic adoption" of orphaned children, and is given directly into the hands of the parents or guardians. This gave the Caravan the opportunity to personally meet and speak with the locals, who were facing enormous health problems, in addition to the problem of malnutrition in the area.