**Handbook
of the Orphan Ministry **

**at the LBS Mwika (HUYAMWI)**

**paper 10: Statistics 2005**

Released 1.6.06 Ð Author: Rev. Dr. Martin Burkhardt

1. Reports from 9 pilotparishes (out of 11) using the method of the HuYaMwi counter book collected with other data at the end of 2005.

2. Information from the registry form from six new network parishes

1.
The base are 18382 children between
0-18 years from the ELCT ND, this are almost **11,9 %**of the 153.503
registered children of the whole diocese.

2.
The statistic shows, that **11,1%** of all children are orphans. This means that we can estimate that
there are **17039 **orphans** **in the diocese.

3.
Taking this estimate as granted, HuYaMi is now reaching **11,9% **of all orphans.

The highest reported rates are from urban area: Kisamo 13,6%, Rau 29,2%, Pasua 23,2%, Majengo 21,2%, where as many of the lowest rates are from rural area: Msae 3,5%, Maringa 9,2%, Kirimeni 6,1%, Kiruweni 9,9%.

The report from
our pilot parishes shows, that there is an average rate **of 15%** of local income

The total number of registered orphans compared with recent researches (2003-2005) is now only 80,5%. This means almost 20% of the once registered orphans are not longer present in the congregations are not longer below eighteen years. The effect might even be bigger, as since the last censor new orphans had been registered.

Using the different clusters to measure the needs of the orphans (group 0-5) we can again reduce the target group for almost 25%, as only 74,8% are in cluster 3-5 (small help, long term help, emergency)

From all reported orphans from the pilot parishes 785 are classified as needy orphans. Theses split up in three groups:

Need for small Help |
489 |
62,29% |

Need for long Term help |
238 |
30,16% |

Emergency Cases |
58 |
7,38% |

- In a new censor we must evaluate this data also including age groups

- We must develop action plans for each target group investigating the volume of needed help.

- Compared with these target groups HuYaMwi is already doing a lot. For example we are providing scholarships for almost 50 orphans, this is almost 21% of action cluster ÒNeed for long term helpÓ. Additional we are are reaching this cluster with our SIP- program and with our Building fund.

That we have almost 20% less orphans compared with recent evaluations needs to be discussed carefully. None of the pilot congregations reported a high rate of new cases. The number of orphans either staid at the same rate ( Shokony 102,7%, Himo 100,6%) or it dropped extremely (Msae only 40%)

Of course this effect can be explained by a better method to register the orphans, but it means also that not to many new orphans have been registered in 2005.

Also the rate of orphans has not changed extremely since our last evaluation in 2004, wher it was almost 9,7% now we have 11,1 %. The difference of 1,4% may also be caused by a different base.