The Nyadire Connection maintains many ongoing programs:
The Home of Hope Orphanage
The Home of Hope is the brainchild of Sister Rut Lindgren, a retired missionary from Finland, at the Nyadire Mission. Sister Lindgren grew up as an orphan and was inspired to help and even adopt orphans who lived with her in her home.
During her visits home, Rut was asked by the Church of Finland what project she would like to see supported in Zimbabwe. Since the numbers of orphans and vulnerable children were increasing, she recommended the Home of Hope project.
In April 1994, women from Finland visited Zimbabwe. Together with the Bishop and the local Conference, the Finnish partners committed themselves to building the home. Construction started in 1997 and was completed in 1998. The first four children arrived on August 15, 1998.
The house was built with the idea of housing a family–sized group, a “mother” and 12 children. Presently, 26 children live there. The girls occupy two rooms and the boys occupy the other two rooms. TNC has been involved with the Home of Hope since 2006, taking over the major support of the operation. In 2007, Emmanuel Chiimba was hired as the administrator, and sponsorships of the children began. The Home of Hope is a success story as the 26 children are well cared for by able “mothers, aunties, and daddies." Their food, clothing, school fees, and medical care are covered by the sponsorships. The HIV-Aids children have flourished with good food and anti-retro-viral medications.
The Finnish United Methodist Church has funded the construction of an additional home that is nearing completion.
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