MOZAMBIQUE – DONDO
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.
- 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