200 CHILDREN SERVED

80 DOUBLE ORPHANS

ORPHAN CRISIS IN DR CONGO

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in a state of conflict and chaos since 1998, which marks the beginning of the Second Congo War. More than 5 million people have died in this conflict, making it one of the world’s deadliest wars. A striking 47% of those deaths were children under the age of five. Today, the nation remains in a state of desperation. Nearly 1 million people in the Congo have been displaced, forced to leave their homes. As a result, poverty, insecurity, sexual violence, and lack of social services have all taken a toll, according to a report from UNICEF.

 

 Among the many contributing factors to the orphan crisis in the Congo, HIV/ AIDS is one of the biggest. There are approximately 1,100,000 people living with HIV in DR Congo, and over 700,000 children are left orphaned by the disease. These children, at no fault of their own, face discrimination and are often marginalized because of the culture’s stigma that blames AIDS orphans of committing witchcraft or sorcery. Orphaned and abandoned children are extremely vulnerable to dangers such as trafficking, recruitment as child soldiers, child labor, and abuse. These children rely on homes such as Open Spring Orphanage (formerly Kibi’s Compassion Orphanage) for immediate relief from the harsh realities they would otherwise face. 

OPEN SPRING ORPHANAGE

Open Spring Orphanage (formerly Kibi’s Compassion orphanage) is an non profit organization under the Church of God World Missions/ East DRC that started with a mission to take care of orphaned and abandoned children in DR Congo. Many parents have passed away due to war and sickness. Children are abandoned due to poverty and tough life conditions. The church decided to set this ministry apart in order to address this issue and be a source of help for these children. Recently, residents of this community in DR Congo celebrated the completion of a building project that will house over 80 children. For them, this building is a symbol of hope in the midst of violence and poverty. Now that the building is completed, their efforts will be concentrated on gathering the resources to provide for the basic needs of the children who will be occupying the home, their school fees and necessary health care.  In addition to the orphanage, hundreds of widows and children continue to gather at the church and school to receive food and clothing.  Dedicated volunteers of the church continue to seek donations for food and clothing to replenish their supply. Please continue to pray with us that they are successful in obtaining the local and global support to have enough provisions for the growing need.

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

Double Orphaned

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to more than 20,000 children who wander the streets alone. Most of these children have been double orphaned because they have lost both parents due to war and disease. 

War

The biggest issue faced in the Democratic Republic of Congo is war. The essence of war has left the country broken with a multitude of issues. Because of this, children were orphaned and left to defend themselves from the harsh realities of life.

HIV/AIDS

According to UNAIDS, nearly 440,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in the DRC, with 15% of them being children. The source also reports that 350,000 children have been orphaned by the disease.

HOME

Recently, a permanent building with room for over 80 children was completed and dedicated. Since there is so much violence and political instability in the part of the world, a security wall surrounds the home, making it a safe haven for all children and staff. 

EDUCATION

Open Spring believes that education and literacy is one of the main components of helping these children reach their full potential. Children attend on site classes or public school, depending on their grade and whether there is enough support to cover their school fees.

FAITH

As a Christian ministry, Open Spring Orphanage believes that at the heart of true healing is knowing the unconditional love of Jesus. Those serving in the ministry show them the love of Christ by loving them unconditionally and sharing with them the hope found in Him. 

HEALTH

Access to healthcare can be challenging in this part of the world. However, Open Spring Orphanage strives to make it possible for every child to receive recommended checkups and medical treatment when needed. This is an area of this ministry that can be improved with additional funding and support.

SPONSOR THIS HOME

Open Spring DR Congo – Sponsorship Needs

$275 of $6,000 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 IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP IN DR CONGO

Erick, 8 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Erick! Age 8 -  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Erick is a…

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Erick, 8 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Erick!

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I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Erick is a very active boy, who loves to play with his friends. He enjoys drawing pictures and playing soccer. Erick is doing great in school. When he grows up, he wants to become an engineer.
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Rose, 7 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Rose! Age 7-  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Rose is a very…

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Rose, 7 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Rose!

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I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Rose is a very intelligent young girl. Despite her young age, she exemplifies strong leadership qualities. She loves math and when she grows up, Rose wants to become a school teacher.

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Tumaini, 12 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Tumaini! Age 12-  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Tumaini is a quiet…

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Tumaini, 12 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Tumaini!

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I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Tumaini is a quiet and kind young lady. She loves spending time with her friends and helping others. She also enjoys going to school. When she grows up, Tumaini wants to become a chef.

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Francois, 4 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Francois! Age 4 -  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Francois is an…

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Francois, 4 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Francois!

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I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Francois is an extremely happy child. He loves to play. He is a constant source of joy in the home.
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Etienne, 3 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Etienne! Age 3 -  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Etienne is still…

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Etienne, 3 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Etienne!

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I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Etienne is still very young but is full of life. He is a happy child who loves to laugh. He brings such joy to those he is around.
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Sabato, 2 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Sabato! Age 2 -  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Sabato is extremely…

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Sabato, 2 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Sabato!

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I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Sabato is extremely curious and loves to crawl around and see new things. He enjoys playing with blocks.
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Emmanuel, 2 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Emmanuel! Age 2 -  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Emmanuel has an…

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Emmanuel, 2 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Emmanuel!

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I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Emmanuel has an adventurous spirit. He loves to push his limits and play with the older children when possible. He has a twin sister, Joice.
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Miracle, 4 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Miracle! Age 4 -  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Miracle has an…

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Miracle, 4 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Miracle!

Age 4 - 

I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Miracle has an adventurous spirit. He loves to push the limits when he is playing. He also enjoys playing with blocks.
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Fidele, 7 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Fidele! Age 7 -  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Fidele is a…

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Fidele, 7 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Fidele!

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I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Fidele is a young boy who loves to make his friends laugh. He is extremely active and loves to play. Fidele is about to start school and is very excited. When he grows up, he wants to become an artist or a soldier.
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Louis, 6 Years Old – DR Congo

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Louis, 6 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Louis!

Age 6 - 

I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Louis is a quiet boy who loves to play. He is not currently in school, but he will start next year. He is excited to have the opportunity to go to school and learn new things.

 

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Doricas, 10 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Doricas! Age 10-  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Doricas is a quiet…

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Doricas, 10 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Doricas!

Age 10- 

I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Doricas is a quiet yet ambitious young lady. She loves spending time with friends and helping others. She is a great student. Her favorite subjects are Bible, math, and French. When she grows up, Doricas wants to become a school teacher.

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Ezekiel, 7 Years Old – DR Congo

Hi I'm Ezekiel! Age 7 -  I currently live in Eastern DR Congo. Ezekiel is very…

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Ezekiel, 7 Years Old – DR Congo

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Hi I'm Ezekiel!

Age 7 - 

I currently live in Eastern DR Congo.

Ezekiel is very creative and loves to play. He also enjoys going to school. His favorite subject is math. Ezekiel wants to build homes when he grows up.

 

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