The Nehemiah Project

The Nehemiah Project 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.
The goal of The Nehemiah Project is to educate, care for, and treat pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS as well as educate and care for HIV affected children in Ukhrul.  With the proper care and treatment the chance of a mother passing the virus to her child is virtually eliminated.  There is great hope in this seemingly hopeless situation.

The Nehemiah Project
PO Box 5140
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Mike Whalen
Executive Director
916-835-0091

Send e-mails to:
nehemiahinfo@gmail.com

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The Nehemiah Project
PO Box 5140
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

The Nehemiah Project is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All contributions are tax deducible. *100% of all donations are sent to Ukhrul, India to do this life saving and life affirming work.

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The Work We Do

The first step in protecting future generations is protecting health.  Our first priority as an organization is treating pregnant women who are living with HIV/AIDS in order to ensure they have a healthy baby.

If a pregnant woman tests positive for HIV/AIDS The Nehemiah Project is committed to providing care and support.  If the woman is willing, she, along with the father-to-be, are brought from their village to Ukhrul Town (the main town of the District) where they will meet with a doctor we have partnered with, Dr. Nelson.  When it is time to deliver the baby, we strongly advise women to be in the town, so they can deliver under the care of Dr. Nelson, dramatically decreasing the chances of passing on HIV to the baby.  All traveling and medical expenses, including delivery, are paid for by The Nehemiah Project.

Many people never realize that a mother’s breast milk can pass HIV to an infant.  The Nehemiah Project is committed to caring for the new mother and child after delivery, one way is by providing formula.  We commit to providing formula for up to one year for each new mother we work with.

A family living in Ukhrul with two children living free of HIV

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The Children’s Home

The Nehemiah Children’s Home is home to 20 children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.  The home is a place of love, belonging, and future.  The home is for children in the Ukhrul District of Manipur, India who have been orphaned because of HIV.  It provides hope for a future free of HIV and full of promise.

A boy living in the Nehemiah Children’s Home

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The Nehemiah Project

The Nehemiah Project 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.
The goal of The Nehemiah Project is to educate, care for, and treat pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS as well as educate and care for HIV affected children in Ukhrul.  With the proper care and treatment the chance of a mother passing the virus to her child is virtually eliminated.  There is great hope in this seemingly hopeless situation.

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