The Nyadire Connection maintains many ongoing programs, focused on Health, Orphans, and Education and Relationships:
Home of Hope Orphanage
Program leader: Mary Beth Zollars
Download/print the Home of Hope brochure
Located on the Nyadire Mission, the Home of Hope cares for orphans and vulnerable children
aged 1-18. The Home is the brainchild of Sister Rut Lindgren, a missionary nurse from Finland, who grew up as an orphan, lived and worked in Nyadire, and was inspired to help orphans and the needy.
The 20+ children living at the Home of Hope are mostly orphans, some had been abandoned, some orphaned due to AIDS and other diseases, some abused, and a few are HIV+.
These are children of incredible spirit. They know they are cared for and loved at the Home. The older children know that they are the big sisters and brothers of the little ones. The children feel part of the Nyadire community, with schools, a church, and medical resources. They have chores such as herding cattle, feeding the pigs, watering the garden, washing dishes, sweeping, chopping wood, etc. The children enjoy coloring, reading, playing soccer, sewing, knitting, doing mechanics, and on special occasions watching TV. Their favorite foods are sadza (based on cornmeal), chicken, collards, and rice.
Church is integral to every aspect of living on the Mission, with worship services throughout the week, Sunday School, and Youth Group. Most precious are the evening prayer time and songs at the Home of Hope.
About 25% of all children in Zimbabwe are orphans. The Nyadire Connection recognizes this enormous challenge and provides financial support for the operational needs of the Home through sponsorship of the children, which covers: food, school fees, uniforms, medical fees, staff salaries, fuel, water, and tilling of the fields.
Emmanuel Chiimba was hired as the administrator in 2007. A former teacher, counselor, and social worker, he is the lead figure in the Home of Hope’s success story of raising so many children.
Emmanuel’s vision for the Home of Hope is one of self-sustenance through developing a small farm with fields, gardens, and livestock. However, the risk of drought and the country’s economic troubles present constant challenges. Continued support is absolutely necessary to achieve the goals of raising these orphaned and vulnerable children.
Your monthly contribution of $40 will go directly to the Home of Hope for food, school fees and uniforms, medical attention, and the salaries of the staff. Each child requires three sponsors to cover the expenses at the Home. Your sponsorship also allows you to write to and get to know your sponsored child. With each Volunteer-in-Mission Trip, we bring back updates, photos, letters, drawings, videos, and stories for you.
Prayers: Please pray for our young friends, Emmanuel Chiimba, and the Home of Hope workers for good health, good schooling, and lots of love – near and far.
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