56 BOYS

68 GIRLS

20 DOUBLE ORPHANS

ORPHAN CRISIS IN LIBERIA

Life is extremely difficult for children who have been orphaned in Liberia. Part of Sub Saharan Africa, Liberia shares the issues that all of the other countries in that region face. In addition to extreme poverty and high incidences of malaria and AIDS, there is the ever-looming history of conflict in this part of Africa. Since 1989, Liberia has been ravaged by two violent civil wars, leaving as many as one million people displaced in refugee camps. In the first civil war alone (1989 to 1996), as many as 20 percent of the combatants were believed to be children under the age of 18. It is heart wrenching to think of the many atrocities these children have had to witness and endure. Not only were many left as orphans, but many were also forced to fight alongside soldiers and participate in violent acts. Since the war ended ten years ago, Liberia has struggled to rebuild their nation. Liberia has suffered from the spread of HIV/ AIDS and the Ebola virus. The The Ebola virus has killed more than 4800 people in Libera, and left many children orphaned. These children, at no fault of their own, face discrimination and are often marginalized because of the culture’s stigma that blames AIDS and Ebola orphans of committing witchcraft or sorcery. Many live in extreme poverty, and as a result, many children are abandoned or are forced to work. Orphaned and abandoned children are extremely vulnerable to dangers such as trafficking, child labor, and abuse. These children rely on homes such as Phebe Grey for immediate relief from the harsh realities they would otherwise face. 

 

PHEBE GREY CHILDREN’S HOME

Phebe Grey orphanage was built in 1996 by a team of missionaries led by the Reverend David Ofori, a man who became impassioned to help after witnessing the huge number of children left destitute and alone in this war torn country. Phebe Grey was created to offer hope to these innocent victims of war, providing a safe haven for as many as 300 kids at the height of the upheaval. Today, Phebe Grey is home to children who have come to them because of warfare, abuse, or abandonment. They run a veritable school for the children of the home and surrounding community and provide tremendous care to the children who live there. Today, many adults who grew up at the home completed school, college and returned back to help the place that literally saved their lives.

Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.

PROMINENT ISSUES

HIV/ AIDS

In 2016, there were approximately 43,000 people living with AIDS and 2800 AIDS related deaths. The prevalence of HIV/ AIDS in Liberia has led to many children orphaned.

Armed Conflict

Nearly two decades of war destroyed the country. As a result, hundreds of thousands were displaced, and countless children were left orphaned and abandoned. 

Destitution

For orphaned and abandoned children in Liberia, poverty makes them even more vulnerable to exploitation and disease.

HOME

Phebe Grey rests in the beautiful countryside, right outside the city of Monrovia. The home is made up of several buildings surrouding a large yard where children can often be found playing rocks, jumping rope or playing soccer under the trees.

EDUCATION

Phebe Grey offers school to both the children who live there and some children from the surrounding community. However, with the current Ebola crisis, all schools have been placed on hold and traffic into and out of the orphanage compound has been severely restricted to prevent disease.

FAITH

Reverend Williams and Sister Rose do an excellent job of teaching the children the Gospel and how it applies to their lives. They have a clear love for the Lord and the worship of the children is infectious.

HEALTH

The children go to a nearby hospital and clinic when a medical issue arises. They have been vaccinated as recommended by their public health organization, and other recommended medical tests are regularly administered. The children receive three nutritious meals a day, consisting of grains, vegetables, fruits and protein. 

SPONSOR THIS HOME

Phebe Grey Liberia – Sponsorship Needs

$567 of $54,000 raised

This year, we have a goal to help improve the quality of care for these amazing children, and we need your help. Your gift will help provide education, a safe home, health, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. Our promise to you is that 100% will go directly to the home.

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CHILDREN AT PHEBE GREY IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP

Helen, 13 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Helen! Age 13 I currently live in Liberia Helen came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Helen, 13 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Helen!

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I currently live in Liberia

Helen came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when she was ten. Helen is a happy young girl, who gets along well with everyone. She loves playing and singing with her friends. Her favorite thing to do is playing baseball.

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Everlyn, 11 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Everlyn! Age 11 I currently live in Liberia Everlyn came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Everlyn, 11 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Everlyn!

Age 11

I currently live in Liberia

Everlyn came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when she was nine. Everlyn is a joyful young girl, who is always singing. She loves going to church. One of her favorite things to do is telling bible stories at the home's evening devotions.

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Moses, 13 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Moses! Age 13 I currently live in Liberia Moses came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Moses, 13 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Moses!

Age 13

I currently live in Liberia

Moses came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when he was ten. Moses is a bright and bubbly boy who loves to play soccer and spend time with his friends. When he grows up, Moses would love to become a pilot.

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Emmanuel, 12 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Emmanuel! Age 12 I currently live in Liberia Emmanuel came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Emmanuel, 12 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Emmanuel!

Age 12

I currently live in Liberia

Emmanuel came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when he was ten with his sister, Princess. Emmanuel loves playing soccer and has a reputation around the home as being a preacher.  Whether it is singing a worship song, leading a prayer or reading a scripture, he loves playing a role in the evening devotions..

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Konah, 10 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Konah! Age 10 I currently live in Liberia Konah came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Konah, 10 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Konah!

Age 10

I currently live in Liberia

Konah came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when she was six. Konah came to the orphanage via a UN envoy who tried to look for any relatives to connect her with but could not find any. Konah loves to read storybooks and draw pictures. One day, Konah dreams of becoming a medical doctor.

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Elizabeth, 14 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Elizabeth! Age 14 I currently live in Liberia Elizabeth came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Elizabeth, 14 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Elizabeth!

Age 14

I currently live in Liberia

Elizabeth came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when she was six with her twin sister, Angel. Elizabeth came to the orphanage via a UN envoy who tried to look for any relatives to connect her with but could not find any. She a constant source of joy in the home with a contagious smile. Once day, Elizabeth would like to become a manager at a bank.

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Angel, 14 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Angel! Age 14 I currently live in Liberia Angel came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Angel, 14 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Angel!

Age 14

I currently live in Liberia

Angel came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when she was six with her twin sister, Elizabeth. Angel came to the orphanage via a UN envoy who tried to look for any relatives to connect her with but could not find any. She is doing well in school and loves to learn. Her favorite subject is English and she dreams of one day becoming a journalist.

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Margaret, 13 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Margaret! Age 13 I currently live in Liberia Margaret came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Margaret, 13 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Margaret!

Age 13

I currently live in Liberia

Margaret came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when she was seven. She is doing well in school and loves to learn. She especially looks forward to her bible class!  In her spare time, Margaret loves to play baseball and sing. One day, she would like to become a pilot.

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Queen, 15 years old, Liberia

Hi I'm Queen! Age 15 I currently live in Liberia Queen came to Phebe Grey Orphanage…

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Queen, 15 years old, Liberia

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Hi I'm Queen!

Age 15

I currently live in Liberia

Queen came to Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia when she was 11. Queen is an extremely independent, strong willed girl who loves to chart her own path in life. She loves to sing and play kickball and dreams of becoming a Principal of her own school one day.

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