ACN assists the world’s most vulnerable and discriminated-against children in areas where there is no or little help available. To assist these children (and sometimes their caregivers) ACN partners with local organizations to initiate programs that not only address the basic needs of the child, but also address how the children and their program can, as soon as possible, transition from being dependent on ACN funding to becoming self-reliant. As the children and programs mature, ACN assumes an advisory role if one is needed. 


  • Single parents of vulnerable children in Bangladesh, with a small business loan program.
  • Children in Bangladesh, who had lost one or both parents and live in extreme poverty, with tailoring training.
  • Children in Makobola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, who needed drinkable water.
  • Refugee children from Burundi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Children in Guatemala, who needed roof repair in order to prevent attacks by vampire bats at night.
  • Older abandoned and orphaned children in Moldova, who were given vocational training to allow them to become self-sufficient and not fall prey to the sex and labor slave trades.
  • Children in Myanmar, who needed drinkable water. ACN initiated a Child Health Care Fund at Ye Lai Buddhist Monastery that assists families waiting for AIDS treatment at a nearby hospital. ACN also purified the well water at Shwe Pyi Thar orphanage outside of Yangon so that orphans would no longer need to carry water to the orphanage from some distance away.
  • Children in Romania with HIV/AIDS, who, after a lifetime in foster care, residential centers, and orphanages, needed to learn the skills that would allow them to become self-reliant.
  • Infants in Taiwan, who were abandoned by parents running from the law or serving prison terms.
  • Children with albinism in Tanzania, who needed protection from those who would hunt them down for their limbs.
  • Children of Uganda's Batwa (pygmy) tribe, who were forced from their ancestral forest home and now face extreme poverty.