Your contributions are making a huge impact in the lives of 35 war orphans in the Congo. Our goal extends beyond creating a safe, secure and loving environment for each child. We strive to ensure that they are educated, equipped and prepared to be contributing members of the community in the future. Support Grace Orphanage.
2018 Trip Summary
Johann Van Rensburg (one of the founders of IWOF) recently lead a small team from Nanaimo to visit the orphanage. Check out the video to hear about the trip and some of the key accomplishments.
Meet the Children of Grace Orphanage...
Grace Orphanage is home to 35 orphans, including Amisa. All of the children at Grace Orphanage have been found abandoned and alone, in many cases under unfathomable circumstances. Learn more about the children here.
Looking to Support a Specific Cause?
From time to time, supporters have asked whether there is a way to support a specific cause? The answer is YES! From now until the end of the year, we have campaigns running where you can sponsor:
If there is a specific cause that you would like to support, but you don't see it in this list, please click here and include a brief note about what you would like your donation to support in the message box.
We commit to keeping our fundraising expenses to a minimum and will ensure that your donations make it to the children. IWOF is 100% volunteer run.
Still To Fund...
There has been significant progress on the development of the new facility since the start of 2017, including:
the final payment that was made for the land which will become the long-term home for Grace Orphanage;
the agriculture area was fenced and the first crop of cabbage and wild spinach was harvested;
the guardhouse was constructed;
the first small house for 10 children was completed;
now the security wall necessary to keep the children and the facilities protected for years to come is under construction.
However, there is still a long way to go on our journey towards completion of the facility to house up to 60 orphans and ultimately, self-sufficiency for the orphanage.
With your continued support over the coming months, the security wall will be completed and 5 more children's homes will be constructed. This will pave the way for the transition from the temporary housing situation, which you have so graciously supported. A Reading Centre will be the next project that will benefit not only the children on site but also the widows and orphans of the immediate community. The centre will be used to teach basic literacy and give hope to these extremely poor neighbours.