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 …

Together we make a difference

What is really important? When I sit down with the precious children we serve, I am always given a dose of reality and perspective on what is really important. During my November trip to Liberia, while talking with the children in our program, I asked the children what they were thankful for. Their responses were sobering. One after another, they …

Liberia was taken off the Trafficking Watch List!

Exciting News from the Field: Orphan Relief and Rescue is happy to make an impact on the status of trafficking in Liberia. Through many hours of hard work in partnership with the Liberian government, other non-profits, and humanitarian programs, Liberia was taken off the Trafficking Watch List and advanced to “Tier 2.” To understand the impact this has on the …

Coming Full Circle

With so much uncertainty in the world today, we can assure you that even though we have had to be extra creative with how we do our work, our focus remains the same: to protect and rescue children.  When children come to us, there is so much healing that needs to take place: such was the case with Daniel. This …

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, …