Videos

Eliza’s short story

Eliza’s tragically lost both her parents and was living with a widow in a small village under very poor conditions. She is now in the care of GRACE MINISTRIES CHILDREN’S HOME, doing well at school and is completing grade 4. Here is a bit of her story.

Hope out of Misery – Grace Ministries Orphanage

An extended rebel war that lasted more than 15 years in DR Congo has killed over 5 million people, and left over 1 million orphans. A few individuals in Nanaimo, BC decided to do something about it, one orphan at a time.  This is the story of where it began. Please go to...
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Fundraising Ideas

“Driven To Give” Fundraiser Supports Orphanage

Press Release – Nanaimo, 29 July 2016: Johann van Rensburg, President of International Widows and Orphans Fund (iWOF) received a cheque for $6,800 this summer from Steve Marshall Lincoln. The Funds were raised under Lincoln’s Driven to Give program, a unique and exciting...

Fund-raise at Work

Lunch with an Executive: Employees make a donation and are entered into a draw for a lunch with a top executive as a professional development opportunity. Inter-departmental Challenge: Have inter-departmental fundraising challenges such as a sports day (bowling, table-tennis,...

Fund-raise At School

Host a Bake Sale: Sell a variety of baked goods to your student body and donate the proceeds to iWOF. Theme Dress-up Days: Host a bold and creative themed dress-up day. Ask students to make a donation to participate and come to school dressed up as their favorite celebrity, a...

Newsletters

Newsletter – November 2015

Progress over the Past 2 Years International Widows and Orphans Fund (iWOF) is a locally formed charity from Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. The six founding members’ aim is to make a difference in the lives of orphans in DR Congo (one of the world’s poorest and most...

Newsletter – July 2015

Help Us Build a School Library – The Only One in the City of Uvira iWOF (International Widows and Orphans Fund) has been involved in supporting Grace Ministries Orphanage, an orphanage of 35 children, in Congo (DRC) for the past two years. During this time, we have been...

Progress

OUR DREAM – A PERMANENT HOME

Progress Over past 3 Years International Widows and Orphans Fund (IWOF) has been involved with Grace Orphanage for just over 3 years. Thanks to the support of generous donors over this time, we have seen much progress in areas of education, clean water, beds to sleep in, better...
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Teams Visiting

Health Challenges in Congo

Malaria During our stay at Grace Orphanage, one of the little girls was quite ill with Malaria, earning her a trip to the local clinic, about a 2km walk away. The doctor at the clinic agreed to take us on a tour through the clinic, and also elaborated on the health challenges...
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