Key Interventions to Develop Systems and Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (KIDSS)

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Improve the capacities of the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, community networks, and families/caregivers to provide high quality care and support services to orphans and vulnerable children.

Life of Program:
June 2014 – June 2019

Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $7.5 million

Geographic Focus:

Implementing Partner:
Catholic Relief Services

Program Description:
KIDSS addresses the needs of orphans and vulnerable children, and strengthens family and community networks for coordinated care.

Program Objectives:
• Improve parenting and family investment to address the essential needs of children in their care.

• Increase the use of essential services by program beneficiaries that will result in the improved wellbeing of children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.

Expected Results:
• Increased family access to savings and credit
• Increased and/or diversified family incomes
• Increased household knowledge and capacity to identify and access essential health, educational and social services
• Increased availability of community-based health, educational and social services for orphans and vulnerable children