Completed Projects

Land for School – Urukundo Home

Arlene Brown founded Urukundo Home in Gitarama, Rwanda following the genocide. Little by little she managed to build the home to where 54 children now live. Older children attend boarding schools and college, returning home for school breaks and vacations. 300 children from the community attend K-5 school at Urukundo. Land adjacent to the home…

New Kitchen and Bathroom – Angeles Custodios

Angeles Custodios is an orphanage run by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart in La Ceja, Colombia and cares for 80 children. Government authorities threatened to shut down the home unless they made major updates to their existing kitchen and bathroom. While the orphanage had enough funding to maintain the care of the children,…

New truck/Industrial Washers – Angeles Custudios

At Angeles Custodios in La Ceja, Colombia, their clothes washers were broken again. They weren’t designed for heavy use, and they were paying two  employees wash clothes by hand for the 80 children living there. For a $2,000 investment they could buy new semi-industrial washing machines, saving $2,820 in wages. Farmers near the home donate…

Energy/Water Reduction – Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) serves a population of approximately 600 people, 500 children and 100 staff and volunteers. The orphanage is located on over 2,000 acres of land an hour outside Tegucigalapa, Honduras. When the decline in the value of the euro impacted donations at the same time as increases in wages and benefits mandated…

Funding for Childcare Workers – Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a home for 500 children about an hour from Tegucigalpa, was being forced to consider some pretty heart-wrenching choices. With 75 new children, a declining Euro, and a massive increase in the minimum wage in Honduras, they were planning to cut 14 much-needed childcare workers. So the World Orphan Fund send an…

Energy/Water Reduction – Orphanage Emmanuel

With the Honduran power company going bankrupt, Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras saw a 600% increase in the cost of their electricity, from $2,500 a month to $16,000. Our plan dramatically reduced their energy consumption and cost. We found most of their energy use hinged on four key areas: water usage, lighting, refrigeration and laundry….

Emergency Van Replacement – Montana De Luz

When we first visited Montana de Luz, an orphanage caring for children with HIV, they told us they could handle anything as long as they had their medication and transportation to take kids to see specialists up to three times a week. Then, they lost their van in a crash and needed $15,000 to replace…

Bathroom for School – Urukundo Home

At Urukundo Children’s Home they build classroom facilities just ahead of when they’re needed. We provided a grant for the construction of a six-stall bathroom for the older children (new grades 4-5) at the school.  It serves a critical need for capacity and separating children by age group. The school has 300 children enrolled, most coming…

Medical equipment for Clinic – Village of Eden

Village of Eden is a children’s home located on 133 acres near Busia, Uganda.  Doctors Richard and Brenda Kowalske founded the home in 2012. The home recently opened an on-site medical clinic, and Dr. Brenda told us they didn’t have the necessary resources to properly equip their labs. The World Orphan Fund provided grants totaling $25,000…

Solar Power – Rift Valley Children’s Village

Rift Valley Children’s Village is a home to 94 children in northern Tanzania. While the home was largely off the grid, relying mostly on solar and wind for electricity, a diesel generator was needed to pump fresh water from their well. The annual cost for fuel was $9,600. The World Orphan Fund, working with a…

Three Children’s Homes – Casita Copan

    After the World Orphan Fund provided emergency funding to Casita Copan to rescue 13 children who had been living in a rat infested home where they were alternatively neglected or beaten, permanent housing was needed. We created three family homes with a paid foster mother for each. The World Orphan Fund provided two…

Matching Grant to Replace Van – Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest Orphanage in Solola, Guatemala had an urgent need. Their 12-passenger van, used to transport their 37 children, was on its last leg and would cost more to repair than it was worth. A reliable used replacement van would would cost $15,000. We had success in the past with offering matching grants to the…

New Truck – Montana de Luz

Montana de Luz, an orphanage for HIV orphans in Nueva Esperanza, Honduras badly needed to replace a critical pickup truck, but were unable to obtain the loan necessary to purchase it. So The World Orphan Fund offered Montana de Luz a five year, $25,000 interest free, loan and promised to match every dollar they raised…