“It is estimated that there are 8000 – 10000 orphans in the Pietermaritzburg municipal area, and in anticipation of this scenario, the Children in Distress (CINDI) Network was formed in July 1996. CINDI currently consists of over seventy government and non-government organisations and individuals, who collaborate around children affected by HIV/AIDS in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”. (CINDI Annual Report 2002 page 2)
CINDI partners look to each other for support, share information, mobilise resources and unite for action.
In 2003, the CINDI archives were moved to the Alan Paton Centre and Struggle Archives.