As an established nonprofit organization, registered in South Africa and the United States,Open Arms provides love and security to children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic.
The South African population living with HIV. This is among the highest infection rates in the world.
The HIV prevalence rate among pregnant women in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
AIDS-related deaths in South Africa. On average, that’s 600 people dying from AIDS each day.
South African babies born HIV positive. That’s about 250 babies a day.
In wake of these statistics, there will be thousands of orphaned children in the years to come in our service area. The need is there, and unfortunately, grows every day.
“To the world you may be only one person, but to ONE PERSON, you may be the WORLD.”
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We host events all year long to support these beautiful children. Come on out and join us! We are just ordinary people with a shared passion for helping underprivileged kids.
"Through Open Arms, I was able to develop personal relationships with the staff and the children. It's truly a family, not a large corporate-type orphanage. I am proud to support this organization and I love seeing the children grow into caring, productive citizens in their community."