BENEFITING: DAUGHTERS OF VIRTUE MINISTRIES INC
Hands of Love and Joy Orphanage and Childcare Center established in 2012 and is part of the outreach ministry of Daughters of Virtue Ministries. The heart of the Center is to provide and care for orphaned and destitute children. Whether a child needs help because of death, abandonment or extreme poverty, HOLJ wants to center them in their faith while providing for their physical, emotional and academic needs. The overall vision of HOLJ is to shelter, feed, educate and LOVE the orphan kids. We currently have 30 kids that live on site. The ages range from 4 to 16 years of age. We also help with another 25 kids that live with impoverished relatives in the village Keys for the Kids • Housing - Currently 30 kids live in 2 bedrooms in the local church. We have successfully built a larger shelter for them, but don't have the funds to finish the work. • Food - feeding the kids is an ongoing challenge. We want to start a farming project with the orphanage that will provide consistent food for the kids as well as allow the Center to eventually become self sustaining. We want to grow two crops to start - maize and beans. • Education - Though most of the kids are behind for their ages in their learning, we believe education is one of the keys to them become effective, productive citizens of the world. We pay their tuition for 3 terms of the year. • Health - As the farming project grows, we want to be able to provide ongoing healthcare to the children and village. Join us on this wondrous journey of love.