Why Most Vulnerable People: Orphans and Vulnerable, Widows, Internally Displaced and Refugees, People Living with HIV/AIDS?

  • Orphans are children who have lost one (single) or both parents (double). Many of these children live in homes supported by a very poor mother, who is unable to provide even the most basic needs for her children. Many double orphans have been abandoned and left to live on the streets. 

  • Vulnerable children include children who live in a home:
    • that has a chronically ill parent
    • in which an adult died in the past year
    • that is a child-headed or elderly-headed household
    • with a chronically ill adult
    • outside of household care 
    • impoverished, displaced, etc. 

  • Orphans and vulnerable children live in severe poverty, and are devoid of basic needs such as nutrition, clothing, housing and sanitary facilities. They live under subhuman conditions and have no prospect for education or training opportunities that would empower them to function as productive citizens in the future.

  • Categories of widows we are caring for are those whose husbands have been killed; either slaughtered, shot, cut into pieces and hacked to death or burnt alive. In some cases entire families were killed. Widows are discriminated against and relegated to the background in their homes and in society, these situations are made worse during times of conflict. Some are living in abject poverty. Their houses were set ablaze. Many of these women suffered aggression and brutality, rape, injury and deformity. Many sleep in 10 by 10 feet rooms with 8 or more children, many are hungry, homeless, with only one set of clothing for themselves and their children.

  • Internally Displaced and Refugees are in the millions in Nigeria mostly women and children. Loss of life is perhaps the most obvious. Many of them lost their family members, houses and property. They experienced hardship and suffering in post-conflict situation: lack of basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, water and social fellowship.

  • HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: A major factor contributing to the increasing number of such people is the HIV epidemic. A lot of them are dying because of lack of food, drugs etc. They suffer stigma and discrimination. They are despised and as a result many of them die of hunger. CCEPI is caring, empowering and showing acts of mercy, sympathy and charity by providing the above needs directly or indirectly. .

Get to Us

Centre for Caring, Empowerment and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) - Advocate for the Voiceless

Michika, Adamawa State North-East, Nigeria

Office location and address: No. 2 behind Assembly of God Church, Anguwan Cashew, Michika LGA
Branch Office: Baraza Shop Opposite EYN Headquaters

  • +(234)08027319948
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  • Dr. Rebecca Samuel Dali, PhD, Executive Director

Our Success Story

One impressive success recorded during one of our project was the initiative by some community volunteers and carers’ forum members of EYN Church, Gulak of Madagali local government area of Adamawa state. They saw the need to take the care and support for OVC beyond support from donor especially foreign donor and so they organized fund raising programme on 12th June 2012 within the church for OVC programme.