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Supporting vulnerable families and children through the Family homes concept

Country/place
Burkina Faso, Cambodge, Peru, Philippines, Congo (Kinshasa), Bamako, Koudougou, Kinshasa, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Iloilo, Tacna

Struggling with the lack of financial resources, increasing debt, or psychological support, many families face the daily challenge of providing food, care and education for their children. This project proposes a new model for working with families in difficulty seeking to best respond to individual family needs, children at risk can be best protected through support to the whole family.

The project will develop 6 houses in Africa, 3 in Asia and 1 in Peru. The houses are designed to be a social centre for families to curb any feelings of isolation, to help re-establish ties between parents and children and best equip them with parenting skills.

Project objectives:

  • Promote the role of family as a vector for a child’s development
  • Support families in difficulty
  • Given families the power to act within their family unit and in the community
  • Develop an international community of actors interested in strategies for family support.

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