Orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa Have No One To Turn To Except You!

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“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
~Saint Teresa

You may take advantage of the fact that you sleep at night with a full stomach. While you might have such privilege, the poor orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa and their widowed, destitute mothers do not. These individuals are forced to accept the unspeakable horrors of a world they do not wish to live in.

This is the part where ‘you’ come into the picture. After all, it is ‘our’ responsibility, both as God fearing Christians as well as upright human beings to share with the less fortunate the blessings that our Lord has seen fit to bestow on us.

They are ‘Our’ Responsibility!

Ultimately, we have to recognize our own responsibilities in shaping the world around us. Global warming (for instance) brings with it a terrible vista of searing temperatures, famine and drought. We can switch on our AC while sitting in an armchair. But what about the child in Burkina Faso, who is forced to endure the terrible heat that has been brought about by the massive consumerism of many first world countries?

After all, when we consume for the sake of consumption, then we end up putting near endless demands on the environment. This is one of the causative factors of climatic change. And yes, that also includes many places that are infinitely more vulnerable to such changes than our first world nations. In this sense, we are responsible for taking care of the unfortunate orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa whose world has been turned upside down because of our actions.

Each and every one of us has the responsibility of creating a just and equitable world—a world that is free from hunger, poverty and destitution. We have to stop our day to day lives, if only for an instant, to pause and think about the creation of a world where the widows, the orphans, the destitute and the disabled would also be able to live a life of peace and dignity.

“We” have to create a world where they will be able to acquire an education and also have full access to healthcare— a world where they will never be exposed to the pangs of hunger.


At Orphan Life Foundation, we both encourage and help orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain access to health, food and education. But we can’t do it without your support. Will you not help us?

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