Break the Silence of Abuse

Many times, because of poverty children are exploited by people in positions of authority who require sexual favors for daily necessities or to further a child’s education. Our goal is to Break the Silence surrounding physical and sexual abuse by creating informed and empowered children. And you can help!

New Life Brings Freedom

Happy Easter Everyone! We are excited to share that twenty-six girls, ages 8 to 17, were intercepted from becoming trafficked into a life of slavery, and their impending fate of horrific abuse was reversed! We are happy to say a whole new life has begun for these precious girls. Those who once were walking in complete hopelessness are now coming …

Remarkable Stories Continue

Remarkable Stories Continue During the current pandemic, we are still seeing children get help through the anti-trafficking hotline in Liberia (which ORR funds). Two sexual assault cases were recently reported and resulted in one arrest. We also learned that this hotline is being used to report suspected Coronavirus cases – making our hotline a conduit to communicate COVID-19 cases to …

Gratitude from Africa for feeding children during COVID19

Solome, an Orphanage Director in Liberia, shares her gratitude to ORR for feeding her children during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being completely reliant on our financial support for 8 years, this orphanage was able to become self-sufficient and went off our feeding program four years ago. With the arrival of the Coronavirus, they were in a desperate place once again …

Love In Any Language

It’s February!  A time that is always fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day with those we love. This is also the time when we reflect on the various ways we show love within our sphere of work in Africa. Love comes in the form of helping practically, as we are doing with hundreds of parents on our Micro-Finance program and their children on our school …

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 …

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, …

Love In A Whole New Realm

As we reflect on love this month, due to Valentine’s Day coming up, we want to share with you what showing love looks like in a whole new realm. Imagine you are a child who was raised in severe poverty, never knowing if your family would eat that day. School fees are out of the question, but a family friend …