We believe that children need to be with their families, if at all possible. This is why we help sponsor children and their families. We also understand that that possibility just doesn’t exist for many.
Did you know that Ghana is home to over a million orphans and approximately 148 orphanages, only 8 are reported to be licensed, states the Ghana’s Social Welfare Department. What does this mean? It means not many orphanages are held accountable for the ill-treatment of children. It also means that many orphanages are not being held accountable for funds coming in by so many donors. It is estimated that smaller orphanage can bring in as much as $70,000 a year in donations. Ghana’s nonprofit, Child Rights International (CRI), suggests that as little as 30% of those donations are actually spent on child care! Unfortunately, too many orphanages are run like a business; a means to make money.
We, at Ghana Ministries New Light, have seen this first-hand and want to lead by example of how a Christ-centered orphanage can be run. Our desire is to bring in the orphan, as they are, and provide a stable and loving place for them to call home. Our goal is to help develop these children in to strong, honest, Christian leaders that can make a positive impact in their country.
Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible care that we can. All donations and money raised will go directly to caring for these children. Our United States volunteers travel quarterly to Ghana to check-in and make sure all is running smoothly. When we cannot be there, we have extremely trusted Ghanaian teammates that are making sure all is taken care of.
We are currently in the process of raising the funds to build our orphanage. We will build it in three phases (first, second and third floors). In total, our orphanage home will be able to house around 100 children. As soon as we have the funds raised for phase 1 (first floor), we will be able to begin building and orphans can move in immediately. Phase 1 will cost approximately $166,000.
Please consider getting involved! Pray. Share. Give. You can make a difference in so many lives!