South Africa today…
-This nation of 43 million has more than 5.3 million known AIDS sufferers.
-Statistics indicate that 50% of today’s youth under the age of 15 in South Africa will die within the next 10 years.
-The AIDS pandemic in South Africa is producing approximately 150,000 orphaned children per year, for which there is not an adequate infrastructure to provide care. It is projected that there will be 5 million AIDS orphans by 2008.
From Bridges of Hope, a social-action organization dedicated to helping in the fight against AIDS in Africa.