Located off the coast of India, the country of Sri Lanka only recently emerged from a 26 year civil war, during which time they also experienced the tragedy of a major tsunami in 2004. Ever since emerging from the war, the country’s government has tried to work towards economic recovery. As of 2014, nearly 90,000 people were still internally displaced as a result of the conflict, creating widespread poverty and homelessness. As a result, many children are left abandoned. These vulnerable children face extreme difficulties, including forced child labor, HIV/ AIDS, and substance abuse. Sri Lanka is also currently dealing with the issue of trafficking, as it is a major source country for human trafficking of men, women, and children. The unstable society makes it even more difficult for children, who are often exploited and abused.
Beginning in 2005, plans were made to build an orphanage in the heart of Sri Lanka. For years, they prayerfully gathered resources and asked that God would complete the work He had begun. Finally, an organization came alongside and helped fund the completion of the home. By 2009, City of Hope had altogether more than 10,000 square feet of facilities to care for orphaned children. Today, City of Hope is home to more than 40 boys and girls. The home has become a place known to protect and provide for the hurt and wounded children of their society. City of Hope was originally called Kalamusu Kadella, translated “the nest of many colors.” It is a fitting title. This home is much like a nest, where children from wildly varying circumstances can come. In this nest, they are well cared for. They are nurtured back to health. And, most importantly, they are loved.
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.
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.