Our Impact 2013-17

Our impact 2013-17

Where it all started

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iWOF was incorporated in June 2013. Our first priority was education and in September 2013, all the children were able to attend school – some for the very first time!

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Nutrition is a major challenge in Congo, not only to find enough to fill the stomach, but nutritious food that stimulates healthy development. In 2014 a small vegetable garden was started at the orphanage to supplement a staple diet of rice and beans.

  • September 2014, children moved to Mango Tree School with smaller class sizes and dedicated teachers.
  • October 2014 – visited the orphanage to meet the team and build relationships.
  • June 2015 – shipped a container filled with clothing, books, dried food, clothing, bicycles, water tank, hospital packs for the community, and many more items.
  • September 2015 implemented learning needs support with an after-school teacher.

A Permanent Home

In April 2017, we purchased 2 acres of land to build a permanent home for Grace Orphanage.

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We fenced a quarter acre for vegetable growing. Hosea (orphanage manager) with the help of a few children who show a real interest in agriculture have planted cabbage, eggplant, and wild spinach. Great progress.

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In early December 2017, we finished the guard house, which will provide for security on the property. Unfortunately very much is still needed.

    • Property assessed for well water and found to contain a large supply.
    • Septic system being designed by engineers in Canada.
    • Main building designed to double as a Reading Centre.