We support the Orphanages in the following manner:
Financial: We create a master register in each orphanage which captures every child living at the centre, it tracks movement in and out of the orphanage every three months. All children are grouped according to their age group. 0-3 years, 4-8years, 9-15years, 16-18 years, 19 and above-
We estimate it costs between 45$ and 90$ to take care of a single child, depending on their age and special needs.
To ensure the orphanages do not entirely depend on LTC we allocate 10USD per Child per month. The total Amount is given to the orphanage to partially undertake the following-
Housing: Many of our orphanages are located in the slums or rural locations. The facilities in most cases are in poor condition and cramped. We fund housing improvement projects on as needed basis.
Education: All school-age children within our funded orphanages must attend school and in many cases we provide schooling for the local community. Funds for tuition and school uniforms are provided.
FOOD: We ensure LTC funds supports food sufficiency activities in the orphanages. This goes beyondavailability of food to ensuring there is a balanced diet.
It’s easy to select an orphanage on our website and support for 3months, 6months, 1 year or more.
Permaculture: To ensure self-sufficiency we have been implementing gardens in orphanages that have the necessary environment and space.
Collaboration: We have established an association that funded orphanages personnel attend. The goal of this association is to educate and support the orphanage directors and personnel with best practices.
Going Home: We know living in an orphanage is not the ideal situation. We actively pursue opportunities to re-unite the orphans with their families or place them within permanent foster care.
Guidelines: For us to support an orphanage they must meet and continue to meet our guidelines. These include providing quality care, education and a supportive family environment.