The children shown on this page are all orphans
in Sierra Leone and live in and around the Mile 91 Community, in
central Sierra Leone. Mile 91 gets it name from the fact that
it is exactly 91 kilometers away from Freetown, the capital city of
Sierra Leone. Mile 91 is vital in bridging the rest of the
country to Freetown. The diverse population is roughly 25,000 people
comprised of small numbers of all the tribes of the country.
Those living in the Mile 91 Community are generally poor with income
generating activities primarily consisting of subsistence gardening
(e.g. farming), small businesses, and petty trading. Due to
its strategic location at the crossroads of Sierra, the Mile 91
Community was frequently attacked by rebels during the civil war who
burned homes and killed residents indiscriminately. Families, fleeing
their homes in panic, were separated from their children. Even though
the war has ended, the many orphans and extreme poverty left by the war
at Mile 91 present a large challenge. A small Baptist church
in Mile 91, under the leadership of local Pastor Tanu Suaray, has
ministered to the needs of over 150 of these orphaned and abandoned
children. The church members set up a foster care program to
place these disadvantaged children in foster homes, provide them with
one meal each day, and get them enrolled in a local school.
This ministry is highly effective but needs more resources to care for
so many orphans. Even with all the current efforts of the
small church to meet the needs of these orphans, many are living in
deplorable conditions and lack education because of a lack of
funding. Sponsors are needed who will share and
support the orphan care in Mile 91.
The Restore Hope Project’s Orphan Sponsorship Program is now partnering
with this effort to help connect Sponsors like you with the most needy
and desperate orphans there.
on Lives of At-Risk Children:
junior high school age child in Mile 91 who is valedictorian of her
class put it this way, “If it were not for the Pastor who pulled me
from the streets and gave me a place to stay and a chance to go to
school, I would be dead today.” This testimony is common.
Mile 91 Orphans
Through an on-site
non-residential orphan program established by Pastor Suaray, (Orphans
in Need Ministry, Sierra Leone) there are many child orphans in the
Mile 91 Community who have been identified.
Some of the most at-risk Mile 91 Orphans are shown on this page who are
in need of immediate Sponsorship to holistically improve their living,
social, educational, health and physical conditions.
Pastor Tanu Suaray and community volunteers are active in identifying
and helping the orphans. They personally visit with
the Mile 91 orphans, their care-takers (such as Aunts, Uncles,
Grandparents, or Foster Parents) on a regular basis. GCPN and
the Restore Hope Project Orphan Sponsorship Program work directly with
and through local partners in Sierra Leone to ensure the orphan aid is
being effectively administered and fully reported.
Your love can save
Mile 91 Orphans