One Step Closer to Our Dream!

We finally raised enough money for the first payment on the property in Congo - 2.5 acres of arable, buildable land with producing mango and palm trees. Picture below shows cassava already grown on the land with palm and mango trees in the back. The other picture shows, David, the orphanage Director closing the purchase with Mr. Karangwa, the seller of the land.

Long term vision for the Property

We were able to make the first payment of $36,000 to secure the land, and still have two payments of $20,000 and $13,000 in 12 and 24 months (or sooner). The plan is to construct a main building with kitchen/dining room and six to eight small houses (600 sq.ft. in size). Each small house will be home to 8 to 10 children and host parents. The compound will have a vegetable garden, chicken coops and pig pens to produce food for the orphanage, as well as sufficient production to sell and help support living expenses. Read more...   
An architect rendering of the anticipated compound that will include stand-alone houses, each one housing 8 children and house parents, a main building, and farming area.
Immediate Plans for the Land
Farming for Food and Additional Income.
Vegetable growing can now be expanded and Hosea's (orphanage manager) pig farming project (currently 8 sows and 28 piglets) will be moved onto the land.
Security First
Building a fence around the property is key to ensure a safe living environment for the children and the farming operations. Please help us by donating towards the fence, so that we can start food production soon!

Orphanage Sponsorship Changes Lives
$40 per month provides basic support for an orphan:
  • Adequate food and nutrition
  • Safe environment to live and grow
  • Clean water
  • Medical care
  • Education in good local school
  • Critical life skills training 
Please go to to make your donation and bless a child in need today.


After a massacre that occurred in Katogota, where they lived, Joseph who was just three years old, was found by fishermen who were camping by the river Ruzizi. Joseph’s history is unknown. GRACE MINISTRIES CHILDRENS HOME took him. He in grade 4. Joseph has an eye disease that remains unsolved after two years, and needs constant medical care.


Eliza's father was killed by rebel soldiers during an attack on her village. After this traumatic incident her mother became mentally unstable and unable to care for Eliza. She was living with a widow in their village, but was found to be living in poor conditions. She is now in the care of GRACE MINISTRIES CHILDRENS HOME. Eliza is in grade 5 and near the top of her class.

Fiscal Responsibilty

We commit to keep our fundraising expenses to a minimum and will ensure that your donations make it to the children.

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Get in touch:

Our mailing address is:
P.O.Box 190, 30 Front Street 
Nanamio, BC V9R 5K9 

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