Albert’s Story

Hear the story of Albert, a little boy who was living alone on the streets of Benin after losing his parents, and the incredible transformation that has taken place since we have placed him in an Orphan Relief and Rescue Foster Home. Note: Albert’s name has been changed to protect his privacy and identity.

Christmas Celebration

As a child, I remember Christmas morning as a time that was filled with anticipation and excitement. Before the sun would peak over the horizon, my siblings and I would bound out of our rooms, jumping on my still sleeping parents bed exclaiming that Christmas had come. Of course all the while jumping up and down with exuberance that only …

A Small Business Can Change Everything

Written by Debbie Dezutter, Field Team Coordinator In Liberia, one of the only ways to generate an income to support a family is running a small business. Many people open a small booth on the road outside their home, selling small items such a crackers, canned milk, juice, homemade plantain chips, or cold water. As you can imagine this is …

Welcome to ORR’s New Programs Director

Orphan Relief and Rescue is very excited to welcome Stefan Lako to the ORR Team as the new Programs Director. Throughout the past two years ORR has doubled programs in West Africa and expanded the mission of the organization to include anti-trafficking efforts in Benin, which has rapidly grown to encompass both rescue and prevention endeavors for hundreds of children …

Hope After Ebola

The Ebola crisis in Liberia has nearly subsided completely, but the last year and a half has been devastating to the country. Just over 4,800 succumbed to the disease, and as a result, there are now over 4,000 children left orphaned. The vast majority of these children have been placed with extended family so that they did not end up …

Champions for Children

Today we want to highlight the heroes of Orphan Relief and Rescue. We recognize that the work we do can only happen with your partnership and sacrifice for this cause. We are grateful to all of our partners who and for those who go above and beyond as champions for children. This months heroes are John and Marianne VanHuizen of …

Computers for Liberia

Clackamas County Sheriff and Molalla Communications Company in Oregon team up to provide computers for orphans in Liberia… The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation has been in partnership with Orphan Relief and Rescue for over six years now. This foundation raised the finances in 2009 to construct an orphanage for over 40 children who were living in an internally …