The first step in helping orphans and vulnerable children who live on the streets is to give them a safe place to call home.
Orphan homes are small, intimate homes that house eight to twelve children. Children placed in orphan homes are loved and nurtured by a married couple who serve as house parents. Placement at an orphan home allows children to avoid the overcrowded environments of large orphanages where it is difficult for children to receive the nurture and care needed to ensure a healthy well-being.
In order to keep children safe and free from the worries of abduction, security walls are built around orphan homes.
Feeding a large group of children and caretakers is a major job. Most of our transnational partners currently prepare meals in small, makeshift outside kitchens. There are limits to the amount of food that can be prepared and sanitation can become a concern. Kitchens and dining halls ensure children eat in a clean and safe environment.