A LOVING HOME FOR CHILDREN IN NEED WHERE 100% OF DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO THE CAUSE OF THE ORPHANS.
LOVE HOME ORPHANAGE
''WE THINK SOMETIMES THAT POVERTY IS ONLY BEING HUNGRY, NAKED AND HOMELESS. THE POVERTY OF BEING UNWANTED, UNLOVED AND UNCARED FOR IS THE GREATEST POVERTY. WE MUST START IN OUR OWN HOMES TO REMEDY THIS KIND OF POVERTY''.
A Vision is Born
Love Home Orphanage was founded by Pastor Badmus Gbolahan, a native from the region of South West. Gbolahan previously worked as a translator for American missionary groups volunteers. Through this work, Gbolahan had the opportunity to tour many parts of the country, witnessing firsthand the profound level of devastation of Northern people. In terrorism, hardship, children often face the most severe suffering. It was during these travels that Gbolahan was inspired to take action. And so a vision was born – to directly improve the lives of children from the most impoverished conditions in the North.
Taking the Leap
Unlike developed nations that have governmental agencies to provide assistance and care for orphans (foster care), in the north the only care is provided by privately funded orphanages. Gbolahan took a leap of faith in starting Love Home Orphanage with his small personal savings and a big dream. He was offered rent-free space in a building on a commercial street of Banawa, which allowed him to open the orphanage despite limited resources.
On April 7, 2019, with 2 rooms and a few blankets, Love Home Orphanage welcomed its first 4 homeless children to their new home. Love Home Orphanage has since grown, currently supporting 50 children ages 3 to 15 years old.
NEEDS & GOALS
Help Love Home Orphanage meet our needs by our High Priority Goals
- Living Essentials Fund reserve: $9,000
- Furnishings for Dream Home: $5,000
- Glass windows in Dream Home to replace open air: $3,000
- Educational resources: laptops, tutoring, Creole and French book collection
- Vocational Education Fund for teenagers: $12,000
- Electric Generator – received from a donation!
- Vehicle for transportation – funded thanks to many donations!
- Construction of the Love Home Orphanage Dream Home
- Concrete perimeter wall with iron gate for Dream Home
Through continued donor support, Love Home Orphanage will be able to incrementally expand our capacity to support more children in need. In the long-term, our vision is to develop Love Home Orphanage into a comprehensive home and learning center that supports our children into young adulthood through on-site vocational training and life skills education. As young adults, our children will be welcomed to continue living and learning at Love Home Orphanage in exchange for providing mentorship, tutoring, and assistance with our younger children. In this way, they will continue to grow and can give back by offering their skills and talents.
LIVING NEEDS-$2,500/One Month
- FOOD $1600
- MEDICAL $200
- ELECTRICITY $50
- TOILETRIES $100
- GAS FOR VAN $100
- PROPANE for STOVE $90
- ONSITE STAFF $300
- PHONE/INTERNET $60
SCHOOL NEEDS-$250/Per Year, Per Child
- TUITION $145
- UNIFORM $30
- SHOES $20
- BOOKS $55
WAYS TO GIVE
The generous financial support of others is what allows Love Home Orphanage to care for our children and provide them a stable life. Our goal is to have stable revenues available to cover all living expenses so that we can focus on the continuous growth and development of our children, as well as bigger goals and projects. Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated and will go directly to their intended purpose. By contributing financially you can:
- Support basic living needs
- Provide food for our children
- Help build our new house
- Sponsor education
Become a Village Sustainer
Sustain the two most vital elements of our children’s future – health or education – with a recurring gift of $10, $21, or $32 per month. Help us safeguard the well being of our children so the future remains bright
Make a Single or Monthly Donation On the following
- Food & Living Essentials
- Health & Medical
Corporate Sponsorship / Company Matching
Many companies offer matching contributions to support their employees fundraising efforts for charitable causes. If your employer has this opportunity, we would love to partner with you on fundraising efforts! We are also seeking corporations, small businesses, and organizations that would like to support Love Home Orphanage by funding a designated project or priority.
Love Home Orphanage benefits greatly from the donation of certain material supplies. Without donations, these items are either completely unavailable or unaffordable.
- Clothing and shoes
- Toiletries and over the counter medication
- School and art supplies
- Solar panel electrical chargers
- Transportation: used van, mini bus or pick up truck
- Sports equipment
- Electronics: laptops, camera, printer
- Portable music equipment
Due to the difficulty in shipping goods to Kenya, all supplies must be transported during volunteer trips to Love Home Orphanage and should be coordinated in advance for logistical purposes. We discourage sending packages directly because custom duties can be quite high and valuable items often do not reach their intended destination.
Personal Time & Talents
There are several ways a volunteer can assist Love Home Orphanage in making a difference in the life of a child. We are in need of people to volunteer their time in both locally and around the world. All volunteer trips to Love Orphanage in Kaduna must be in advance. This manages the flow of people and maximizes the effectiveness of the assistance while minimizing the disruption of the children’s daily routines.