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Catherine’s Inspiration for Kids is a federally recognized, 501 (c)(3), nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fighting the outrageous child rape crisis in South Africa and other countries.  Children as young as a few months old are being brutally raped by adult men, many of whom are related to these children.  What would make human beings act in such a cruel and vicious manner?  Some of the factors that are contributing to this issue:



Many men believe the Virgin Sex Myth, which many of the traditional “medicine men” are advocating--the belief that having sex with a virgin, the younger the better, will cure them of STDs, including AIDS.


The huge number of HIV/AIDS-infected people living in South Africa and other African countries has led to a climate of desperation and hopelessness. Some statistics state that 28% of people in South Africa have been affected by HIV/AIDS and 13% of all people suffering with HIV/AIDS in the world reside in the country of South Africa.


While not all men believe in the Virgin Sex Myth, many resort to raping children as a method of avoiding the chances of being infected by an older woman.


Many South African schoolchildren surveyed felt that “jackrolling” or “recreational gang-rape” was “cool” or “fun.” As a result, a whole new generation of rapists and abusers is being created.

Our mission is to put an end to the horrible crimes against women and children being perpetrated in South Africa and other countries.  CIFKIDS is planning an African March of Millions to clearly demonstrate to the South African government that citizens of the world will not tolerate their lack of action to end to this desperate situation.  We are also working to provide medical and psychological care for victims.  Part of this mission includes our annual Toy Drive, our small way of bringing some comfort to children whose childhood, which should be their magic years, has been turned into their tragic years. 


We would like to thank all our supporters. A heartfelt thank you to Ty's Toys. They were especially generous. They helped make Christmas memorable for 700 children. Ty made it possible for CIFKIDS to meet it's goal for the toy drive!


Learn about the documentary that Margot I. Hyland, Founder and President of CIFKIDS, continues to film (work in progress), to bring the heinous crimes being committed against children to the attention of global citizens everywhere.  Follow her during every step of her journey in South Africa and hear her thoughts about her meetings with government officials, human rights groups and childcare workers, who are at the forefront of the efforts to protect these children, by reading her blog, coming soon! 


Read our Declaration Condemning Child Rape, add your signature and forward the link to your friends and colleagues, so they can make their voices heard, too.  If you would like to begin a campaign to acquire additional signatures, download a hardcopy of the declaration here.  All of the acquired signatures will  be presented to the president of South Africa during our African March of Millions, in Cape Town, South Africa


We truly believe that as citizens of the world, we must take action.  We hope that as an individual or an organization you will make the decision to join forces with CIFKIDS in our efforts to combat crimes against children and women of the world.  Not sure how you can help?  Visit How Can I Help, to learn how you can begin making an impact upon the lives of these children right now. 


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Thank you to everyone that continues to support our cause with their time and financial support.

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