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International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Title
Building Blocks: Asia (Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening)
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Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children
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International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 24 pp
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Reproduced with kind permission of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Abstract

"The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, with funding from USAID, has produced this series of practical briefing notes to assist policy-makers, programme managers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), local government and communities to respond to the needs of children affected by HIV and AIDS1 in Asia. The briefing notes focus on how programmes can strengthen the capacity of children, families and communities. They do not include general information on HIV and AIDS, as this is available in many other publications. These briefing notes are part of a set of seven, comprising six topics and an overview; Health and nutrition; Livelihoods and economic strengthening; Education and training; Care and psychosocial support; Social inclusion.
HIV and AIDS have a major impact on economics and livelihoods, increasing poverty and reducing economic opportunities. Many children affected by HIV and AIDS live in great poverty. Poor households are struggling to meet children’s needs for food, clothing, health care and education. HIV-related illness and death increase expenditure and decrease income, reducing household economic resources. Taking responsibility for additional children increases the burden on families already suffering economic hardship. Living in poverty also reduces children’s opportunities for training and education. With few qualifications and skills, children’s future employment prospects are limited to informal and low-paid work, reducing their ability to improve their economic situation. Many orphans and children affected by HIV and AIDS also lose their rights to family land, property and livestock. Without assets, it is difficult to generate
income or obtain credit."

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  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Overview), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 18 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Education), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2006, 24 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Health and Nutrition), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 28 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Care and Psychosocial Support), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 26 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Social Inclusion), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 20 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Protection), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 22 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]