Orphanage information/update

First, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to donate to this amazing cause! We have a LONG way to go to complete the puzzle, but we’re on the right track. I’m still waiting for the puzzle to actually arrive, and then I’ll get it put together (wish me luck) and start adding your names and/or quotes and show pictures throughout the process.

I’ve gotten a few questions about the orphans and the orphanage itself and thought I’d share just a bit more. Some people have thought that our child will be coming from this orphanage. Not the case. There is NO orphanage currently. When our child is identified as needing a home and family, the chances are that he/she is living on the streets. Those that do have some sort of home, are not living in sanitary conditions. Many are starving.

To give you an idea, you can check out this blog. They adopted their son a little bit ago, but she shows you what his birthmother’s “kitchen” and house consisted of and tells you a bit more about the life they were living. From the looks of it, I would guess that he is one of the luckier children in Ghana.

When the orphanage is complete, children without parents will be able to live there and attend school. Also, those with only one parent who is unable to take care them will also be able to live there and attend school. The plan is to hire single mothers who need work, for any of the orphanage jobs (cooking, cleaning, laundry, sewing) allowing them to earn a living while their child is given a roof over their head, food in their tummy and an education.

All of that said, we need to HURRY up and get this orphanage built! These children deserve so much more. If you haven’t donated already, please consider doing so. All it takes is a click on the “donate” button to the right.

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