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Built by orphans, Run by orphans, For orphans

Imagine childhood in a place where more people die of AIDS, malnutrition and lack of medical care each year than are killed in Afghanistan, Iraq or Darfur. Where hospitals operate without doctors, urban neighborhoods suffer months without water, and unemployment tops 90 percent. Then imagine growing up there without parents because AIDS has wiped out most of their generation.

Those are the realities Zimkids Orphan Trust helps 200 children on the meanest streets in Zimbabwe deal with – and overcome.