With AIDS, the high rate of maternal deaths, an extremely low access to medical care and a 95% unemployment rate, many children are vulnerable and orphaned in this vicious cycle of poverty. We exist to give refuge to children from the streets and from other desperate situations; we help them find a new life at the center.
Our goal for each child who enters our doors is to become nourished by good food, equipped with education, sheltered with a safe home and, most importantly, be loved. We have seen children’s lives completely transformed and restored through our care.
The children need love, they need family and they need purpose. We believe, as we pour our love into the children and provide opportunities for them, they receive the chance to hope and dream again and to reach their full potential. We believe we are raising a generation of leaders.
Listen to our story
“I hold them to say, ‘If someone tells you that you are an orphan, you tell them you are my children.’” - Mama Sabuli.
Here are some of the stories of the 100+ children that have found refuge at Mama Sabuli’s home.
Click “ Know Their Stories” below and listen to the voices of the children.
You can sponsor a child for $50 a month, covering all of those necessities.
Through your support children are provided with their own clothes, daily nutritional food and are housed in a safe environment. Each of them attend school, receive medical care and participate in daily chores to promote a strong work ethic. Each child is given a chance to hope again.
The orphanage building was completed and dedicated in March 2013. The foundation and the walls are erected of baked clay bricks and cement mortar. These are the most durable building materials available in the area and will ensure a solid building that will provide shelter for Sabuli’s children for many years to come. The orphanage consists of many rooms: two dormitory rooms, one each for the boys and the girls, a central common room for dining, a storage room, a computer room, and the beginnings of a nursery.
How the Children’s Center began...
Sabuli Sanguma is a brave and bold woman with a tender heart for children.
She and her husband, Mossai, ended up separated from their children for several years during the war in the early 1990′s. Sabuli had the opportunity to witness how God, through complete strangers, provided for her children in her absence. It made such an impression on her that upon returning to the Congo she was compelled to care for children in her neighborhood. What started as a neighborhood project now focuses on vulnerable children in the Ubangi region who have no family support and who end up living on the street. The number of children who are at risk due to poverty and family death exceeds 10,000. The need is great!