Partner with the Most Vulnerable
Partnering with the most vulnerable allows The Lulu Tree to raise up pastors and congregations to care for orphans and the elderly–population groups that are often overlooked and whose position in society leaves them dependent on others and at risk of malnutrition, abuse, and neglect.
The Lulu Tree believes that all people belong in families. Rather than traditional orphanages, we do our best to place orphaned and abandoned children in homes with relatives or pastors in the villages where they live. When families are struggling to care for their own children, taking in a brother or sister’s child can be too much. The Lulu Tree provides microloans and support to families who take in orphans, to help offset the cost of having another child in the family. In addition, when relatives are not an option for placement, friends and neighbors may receive support to take in a child–keeping the child in familiar surroundings with people who care.
When placement with relatives or neighbors is not possible, orphans are cared for by the village pastors. Some of these pastors include Sonnel Kamara, who started Bethel Home with his wife Mommy Christiana in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Ezekiel and his wife Musu in Kamassaralie Village. The children are raised with loving adoptive parents and will remain in the home until they are grown.
We also help pastors come alongside abandoned jajjas or elderly widows; they are ministered to through monthly outreaches, and reconnected with relatives as the church attempts to equip families to care for their own.
Click HERE to learn more about how churches in Africa are ministering to the most vulnerable.
The Lulu Tree is dedicated to being good stewards of your gift, and we are happy to report that 97% of your donation goes directly to benefit members of The Lulu Tree family in Africa. The remaining 3% goes to admin costs, and the North American team chooses to work for free to ensure that your donation is put into the hands of those who need it most. Read more about our commitment to financial integrity here.
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