Mozambique is home to, sadly, an estimated 1.2 million orphans.

Pictured below is a group of orphans at the Dondo Center in Dondo, Mozambique. The resident bishop, Joaquina Filipe Nhanala, has requested that the Foundation 4 Orphans construct a new orphanage in Dondo that will provide a new home (and hope) for 48 orphans. The new Dondo Orphanage will be a community-based orphanage modeled on the Carolyn Beleshe Orphanage in Cambine, Mozambique that was constructed a decade ago under the leadership of the Rev. Wayne Lavender and the New Milford (CT) United Methodist Church.

The Mozambiquan government has provided 8 acres of land for this new orphanage and this location is close to a United Methodist Church, schools and a health care facility. Construction has already begun on the director’s building (pictured below): total costs for the new orphanage will be $110,000. The Jesse Lee Memorial UMC of Ridgefield, CT has as of 8/22/16 raised $93,000 towards this goal.

Project costs:

  • Two dormitories                             $37,766
  • Kitchen, DH, Bathrooms                 $23,870
  • Administration Block                      $15,090
  • Furniture                                         $6,350
  • Equipment                                       $3,254
  • Food, one year                               $24,000
  • Total                                           $110,930

The orphans at Dondo, with American missionaries from Mozambique Orphanage Fund (MOF), one of F4O’s partner organizations.

The first construction at Dondo: the foundation of the
Director’s House.