In Romania, trafficking mostly stems from poverty, lack of opportunity, and unmet emotional and relational needs. It doesn’t matter if they are from a family or an orphanage, if a child has faced neglect, abuse or a toxic living environment, it’s extremely likely that their most basic human needs of safety, love and belonging have not been met. This makes them very easy to manipulate. An easy example is if the father has left the family, a trafficker will enter the picture and say, “I know your dad left you, but I would never do that to you. I will always be here. It’s you and me forever.”Read More
By keeping children at Agape long-term, we accidentally deprived Agape’s first generation of children of these critical parts of their identities.Read More
As Fabiola held a backpack full of belongings and climbed into the tap tap with her mother, her eyes were red. Saying goodbye to the other children was like saying goodbye to her brothers and sisters. But her eyes held something else, too. We read in them the excitement of a nine year old little girl who was looking forward to a lifetime of love and care that only her mother could give her. It’s moments like these that led Child Hope International to reevaluate how we serve children in Haiti.Read More
The other day I went to the hospital to visit an 11 year old boy. It wasn’t a normal visit, I was there to photograph him so that a local orphan and vulnerable family organization, Mwana Villages, could advocate for his life.
You see, Dieuveille’s parents passed away when he was 2 years old. From ages 2-4 Dieuveille was raised by his sisters, however, circumstances led him into an abusive caregiver’s custody and he found himself scared and wounded. At the age of 8 Dieuville took matters into his own hands, sneaked onto a train and tried to escape back to his sisters and grandmother.
Dieuveille fell asleep on the train and fell off…Read More
Have you desired to get involved in making a true difference in the life of a vulnerable child or family? Have you wondered who you could trust? The Archibald Project puts our stamp of approval on supporting Mwana Villages in the Republic of the Congo!Read More
After being misguided into a corrupt international adoption for 3 years, the Bridgers family developed a heart for vulnerable families and ethical orphan care. Find out how Wellon and Stephen came to Mwana Villages and found their son and daughter through holistic and above reproach actions.Read More
Having lived and worked in many countries + cultures around the world, we have found that finding ethical and trustworthy organizations can be a hard task. Today, we bring you one expat, turned Mwana Sponsor, to share a firsthand view of supporting an ethical organization!Read More
Becoming a Sponsor with Mwana Villages means becoming a part of the family! You become a cheerleader, an advocate and a source of encouragement!Read More
How often have you thought that 'orphan care' meant 'adoption'... or that adoption was the answer to the orphan crisis??? Don't feel shame, we used to believe this, too. Read below about how one organization in the Republic of the Congo is approaching orphan care in a Holistic and ethical way!Read More
Everyone can care for orphans; follow us in 2017 and discover the many ways to get involved.Read More