Partner with the Most Vulnerable
Partnering with the most vulnerable allows The Lulu Tree to care for orphans, jajjas (elderly grandmothers) and children–population groups that are often overlooked and whose position in society leaves them dependant on others and at risk of malnutrition, abuse, and neglect.
The Lulu Tree believes that all children belong in families. Rather than traditional orphanages, we do our best to place orphaned and abandoned children in homes with relatives 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.
Jajjas are grandmothers who are often widowed and in need of support, love, and basic necessities. At jajja outreaches, pastors lead events that celebrate these beautiful grandmothers, offering a meal and blankets as well as hampers of food, soap, and other items. Most importantly, the Gospel is preached and jajjas learn that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them dearly.
At children’s outreaches, churches provide a joyful day of preaching, worship, food and games for children…many of whom are too poor to go to school. Children learn about Jesus, and many come to the Lord after each outreach…often bringing the rest of their families to church. These outreaches show the children that they are valued and loved by God, setting them on a life-changing path and giving them hope for the future.
Partnering in this area will help with the costs of supporting these new families, sending the children to school, and providing support for those who take in orphaned children.
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.
Go HERE to learn more about how churches in Africa are ministering to the most vulnerable.
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