The goal of The Nehemiah Project is to care for the children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS in the remote villages of North East India. We provide the children with an education, a safe place to live, and a loving environment in the Children’s Home. There is great hope in this seemingly hopeless situation.
The Nehemiah Project also exists to protect future generations from HIV. Our work takes place in one of the more remote places in the world, the Ukhrul District of Manipur, India. In the foothills of the Himalayas, Ukhrul is a place rich in natural beauty. In stark contrast to its appealing scenery are the ravaging effects of HIV/AIDS on the community.
The unprotected, the helpless, the truly innocent in this story are the babies born to women living with HIV/AIDS. Babies born to women living with HIV/AIDS are born without a choice and often without a chance. More than 35% of babies born to women living with HIV/AIDS in Ukhrul will contract HIV/AIDS. Most of the children will not live to see their 5th birthday. Instead of a life of sickness and struggle, The Nehemiah Project is working to ensure every child born in Ukhrul has a life free of HIV/AIDS and a life full of hope.