Geoff and Vicky Fox – Founders of FCWCT 2005
2007: The Children’s Village
The Children’s Village was opened in 2007 when the Mufindi community was in a period of crisis. The HIV/AIDS epidemic was spreading quickly and silently, decimating local populations. The geographical isolation of these rural communities meant that there was no access to HIV/AIDS testing, treatment or educational information. A mass mortality of adults created a rising orphan population as family systems collapsed. The growing number of orphaned and vulnerable children in the community alarmed the Fox family, and led them to take action. Foxes’ Community and Wildlife Conservation Trust was chartered in 2005, and two years later, FCWCT opened the first Children’s Village house in July of 2007 to provide shelter, sustenance, and health care to these vulnerable children.
Today, there are 6 Children’s Houses, each with their own “House Parent”. Currently, the Children’s Village provides care for 76 vulnerable children, from infants to 17 years of age.
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Monthly sponsorships allow us the financial security to plan projects, respond to community needs appropriately, and continue to do what we do best- love the children of Mufindi!
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$25 (£20) each month will sponsor protein-rich foods like eggs and peanut butter for an entire Children’s Village house.
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