| The Background of Support
| Ethiopia, which dispatched 6500 young soldiers to safeguard
the freedom of Korea during the Korean War, is a blood-pledged
country of Korea. However, Ethiopia has been undergoing civil
war and continued starvation for the last 20 years so that its
economy is sluggish itself and more than 50% of its population
are suffering from poverty and lack of food. To make matters
worse, AIDS as a lethal disease is too prevalent for men to
work at farms so that its produce yield decreases and famine
worsens more seriously than ever. Therefore, that Korea stepping
into the powerful economy helps Ethiopia, the brotherhood country
in need is not only an authentic support, but also a real reward
for joining the Korean War in 1950. Thus, we would like to support
many Ethiopian children whose parents were died from AIDS or
serious poverty with free meal service, education connection,
alms and hygienic service.
At present About 4.6 million orphans who lost their parents
from AIDS disease and starvation are suffering these days, whose
death toll is the highest in Africa. Especially, 65000 children
in Addis Ababa are undergoing dystrophy and reduced immunity
so that they are exposed to AIDS again, which is "a vicious
cycle of poverty and disease".
Now we work in a village called Got matar placed in Bondo, Kisumu, Kenya. Got matar is extremely poverty and many people in this village earn money by small-scale farming, fishing at the lake Victoria, the Nile. The number of poor people is very high. 70% of the people in this village are situated absolute poverty, therefore they really hard to get clear water, health, hygiene, food, etc. Furthermore the problem of HIV/AIDS is getting serious. According to a survey, an HIV positive person is 80% of the total population(4,200,000 people). Six people of the ten people are infected HIV/AIDS, Eight children of the ten children loses their parents because of HIV/AIDS.
UN recognize the problem of Kisumu, and so designated Kenya, as a city of millennium for Millennium Development Goal's.
KVO is based on UN MDG's, work for preventing HIV/AIDS, support for hygiene, education, etc.
The Content of the Project
| For street children who do not have only one meal a day,
we are providing them with meals as the unit of five hundred
people in a region In Ethiopia and Kenya.
The support member of The Five hundred People¡¯s Table has to
be a day cook to take charge of a day¡¯s meal of five hundred
children and support two hundred fifty dollars monthly for the
one table a day for them. This movement will spread out all
over Africa with the free feeding in Ehiopia as a beginning.
The scale and plan of the project operation
| 1) The scale of place for free meals service: 500 meals for
children at one free feeding facilities
2) The area: Oromia state in Ethiopia, Kisumu in Kenya
3) Service vehicles : vehicles for volunteers transport
4) Project management: the Ethiopia and Kenya branch and 5-person committee
5) The contents of Project management
- Settlement accounts
- Assistance in public information
- Conveying children¡¯s letters to their supporters
- Introducing the daily cook: Instruct the children to
have the mind of thanks to the supporters
- Providing lunch: 12:00~13:00 in the afternoon.
- Providing the free feeding facilities: Government Agency
- Beginning of the first free feeding on December 25th,
Expectation effect of the project
| To make African children live a decent life at least, we
provide Ethiopian children with meals. It makes them eat their
fill in spite of just one day. Besides, they receive an education
in a school with the support of our organization. By doing activities
like these, we try to help African children to stand their
own feet in the financial, physical and mental aspects. As a
result of this, our effort will contribute to improvement of
friendship between Korea and African countries, and cooperation as a
brother country. Also, it will contribute to the peace.