Urgent Need: COVID-19 Reaches Liberia and Benin

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has now reached West Africa, resulting in schools and gathering places to be closed and orphanages put into lockdown. We still need to feed the 358 children on our feeding program, but our resources are now stressed due to having to cancel numerous fundraising gatherings and speaking engagements in the USA. If not fed, these children …

The Unimaginable Gift

All of us at Orphan Relief and Rescue want to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year in 2020. With your help, we carry out our mission seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year.  The heart of our mission is to help the children we serve to survive and thrive, …

How Far They’ve Come

I have quite a story to tell you in this newsletter about the girls in one of our Safe Homes. But before I get to that, let me share about the photo above. These women are rejoicing that they are able to provide for their children, no longer feeling the pressure to “send them away.” This is all thanks to …

We Dare to Dream

by Stefan Lako, Programs Director I often find myself contemplating this quote from Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it”.  It is a curious statement, one that I hope is correct, but often struggle to fully believe. At Orphan Relief and Rescue we dream of a future where children are safe from the dangers of abuse, …

Full Circle Moments

Twelve years ago, when we founded Orphan Relief and Rescue, we had no idea that so many kids would be given a second chance at life due to these efforts. This was a big experiment to simply help as many children as we could, who were in distress and near death. To our amazement, this has blossomed into something more …

The Power of The Human Touch

Being swarmed by beautiful African children is something that has become the norm as we visit the kids and families that we work with. Most of the children we serve desperately crave a loving touch from someone who cares.  The children love to touch our western skin and it’s not uncommon to have five to ten little hands stroking our arms, …