The Story of Gladis

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Anna’s Story

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New Realities

School has begun in both Liberia and Benin. The craziness of getting over 300 children ready for their classes each year is always a huge marathon for our staff. This task is not for the weak of heart. Every uniform is tailor-made for each child. School supplies, registration and other fees are different for every school, and keeping these all …

A Rousing Success

Is it abuse if it’s one of your classmates that is touching you? What if the person who is touching you is your father? Will the police arrest him? What if your mother knows it’s going on but is doing nothing? What kind of help will you get if you call the hotline and tell them you’re being abused? These …

Hope for the Weary

By Stefan Lako – Programs Director The Christmas season got off to an early start in my house this year – my wife’s birthday was on Thanksgiving and one of the things she wanted to do to celebrate was to spend time decorating the house as a family. The long weekend was therefore filled with tree hunting, cutting, decorating, emptying …

Celebrating Milestones

As many of us are celebrating our high school and university graduates here in the western part of the world, we as Orphan Relief and Rescue are also celebrating equal milestones in the children’s lives who, without your help, some would not be alive today. Tim and I returned on May 17th from our Africa travels. The day we flew …

Kids Helping Kids Summer Challenge 2017

It’s that time again when we as parents, grandparents or childcare providers, work hard to keep our kids busy with fun and meaningful activities over the summer. It’s also a great time to expose our children to the needs of other kids around the world, and help them understand that they can make a tangible difference from their own homes. …

Bursting with Life – April 2017 Newsletter

With springtime comes visible evidence of new life all around us. As the buds of flowers begin to burst open, the colors that show forth in every plant is a reminder that beauty comes with new life. Seeing our children and families thriving on our programs in both Liberia and Benin is also evidence that new life is taking place …

Unexpected Encounters

By Rebecca Pratt, President & Co-Founder While in Liberia this last month, a 22 year old single mom with a four month old baby girl showed up at our office door.  She asked me to please take her baby because her breast milk was all dried up, due to a lack of money to buy food for herself. She said …