“The pastor feeds about 60 orphans a day. Today he told us that it is not uncommon for 10 kids to sleep on a dirt floor in a hut the size of a van, without blankets or pillows. You sort of expect to hear things like that, but when you are confronted with the reality here, it brings it home. I thought of my own bed, which would easily fit three or four small children. I thought of my numerous blankets and pillows.” - Sarah Cope
Support the lives of children in need.
In 2008, we began to actively promote the practice of adopting entire orphanages. Adopting an orphanage means committing to a monthly contribution that covers the basic food, clothing, educational, and medical needs of every child in that orphanage. This cost typically averages between $30 and $40 per child. Orphanages we support range in size from eight to sixty-five children.
Adopted orphanages commit to regularly send us stories and pictures of the children and staff, and tell us about activities taking place at the orphanage. We forward the information from each orphanage to the individual or group that is supporting them. Information collected from orphanages supported through i58 is also used in our quarterly newsletter and on the i58 website.
Below are some examples of who can adopt an orphanage:
- Groups *
* One motivated individual can easily put together a group large enough to support an entire orphanage. Simply encourage your friends, family, co-workers, employer, etc. to partner with you. Groups of ten to fifteen people, giving between $10 and $50 each per month, can easily support a small to midsized orphanage. Click here for a sample letter that you can use to help gather a group together.