Find out more about our Safe Haven program below:
It varies. Many challenges can happen to a family living in poverty. One can be remarriage, for instance, a child born of a different father or mother can find themselves outcast; a double orphan with little or no extended family can find themselves on the streets; abuse in the home; or, the family may move away and not be able to keep the child in school. Check out our stories below to learn how some of the children came to be a part of the program.
It’s easy to help! Go to our Donate Page and designate “Safe Haven Program” for your donation.
The widows of Chikumbuso try to negotiate better relationships within the families, if possible. In situations where that isn’t possible, our hope is that the child will remain with Chikumbuso through their Grade 12 education and perhaps beyond until they finish post-secondary schooling and can provide for themselves.
Absolutely! We have been very blessed with our two housemothers, Gladys and Getrude, who truly love each child. Getrude has said about one of the children, “Now that is my child.” The children are taught to live and work together preparing meals and cleaning around the house as if they were at home.