In April 2006, a group of people decided to take responsibility for 35 children who had no shelter or means of sustenance and kept them in the rural church’s compound. Due to the abject poverty in the area, the people struggled to raise money to provide for these children. Sometimes, they went for days without food, which forced some of the children to scavenge for raw foods on farms, some lost their lives as a result of food poisoning and pneumonia.
In October 2008, we stepped in and adopted the orphanage to cater for their overall wellbeing. Our first priority was to ensure regular provision of meals. A monthly financial arrangement and pastoral visits commenced to facilitate this. By December 2010, the orphanage had grown to cater for 93 children. We have worked to integrate children over the years into guardian families that we continue to support, so we currently have 40 children.