Moms Against Poverty (MAP) is proof that a mother’s love extends beyond her own children. The organization, which helps children living in poverty, is active in more than six countries including Cambodia, India, Iran, Senegal, Sierra Leone and the United States.
The organization has established orphanages in order to provide children food and shelter in a safe environment. MAP collaborates with local partners to provide health care and meet basic health needs in rural and developing areas. Additionally, they have founded an educational outreach program that provides children with a variety of classes, including vocational options.
Delfarib Fanaie and Ladan Judge are two of MAP’s mothers-in-action and serve on its board of directors. They spoke with the Borgen Project about how they got started, why they want to help children, and the importance of respecting the communities they wish to help.
Borgen Project: How did Moms Against Poverty get started and why is it so successful?