Most AIDS orphans and their guardians live in rural areas where there is often no running water and electricity. Many live in tin shacks. These orphans are often cared for by elderly grandmothers who struggle to cope. Neither the grannies or the orphans have the skills to apply for government grants, or obtain access to the feeding centres available.
The local chief has donated land and the two dilapidated buildings on the land have been repaired and refurbished by FOMAO with access to clean water and adequate sanitation.
They now include a kitchen, a dining area, an office and classrooms. Here 135 orphans come to be fed, helped with their homework, receive counselling and are being trained to grow vegetables.