By sponsoring a child, you let that child know that someone, somewhere, cares deeply about their success and well-being.
What does sponsoring a child offer?
Sponsoring a child for $35 a month provides that child with three nutritious meals a day, a basic education, health insurance, school supplies, and school uniforms as well as clothes to wear outside of school. Because we don't want any child at Missahoe to be penalized for not being sponsored, all funds are pooled into one account that cares for all of the children at the home collectively.
Because Missahoe also provides free education, school supplies, feeds and clothes other vulnerable children in the village, those children are also eligible for monthly sponsorship. Their individual information will be released to the sponsor at the time of the initiation of sponsorship.
How does sponsorship work?
Potential sponsors are able to scroll through photos and profiles of the children who reside at Missahoe orphanage or who get a free education and other care from the home (below). Once a child is selected that you would like to sponsor, you will be prompted to set up a monthly auto deposit of $35 monthly which will be withdrawn from your account on the 17th of every month.
Once you have sponsored a child you will be able to exchange letters and photos back and forth with that child. You will also receive updates on that child's grades, accomplishments, and general well-being from our staff. Because we are a family based charity, we are willing to personalize sponsorship relationships to fit the needs of both sponsors and the sponsored child within reason-so don't hesitate to reach out and ask questions/make suggestions!
Meet our Missahoe Orphanage children
The children listed below are the ones who live full time at the orphanage, and whose custody has been granted to Mama Mawusi. These children come from all different regions of the country, and all were brought to the home through Ghana Social Services. They are all loving, friendly and so desserving of an amazing sponsor-that could be you!
Emmanuel is a sweet and funny young man. Emmanuel was brought to Missahoe in early 2019 because his family could no longer afford to take care of him. Emmanuel, or Emma as we like to call him, is a very bright young man. He speaks four languages fluently, and is currently learning a fifth. Emmanuel is sweet and loves to hang out with volunteers. He has lots of questions about the world outside of Ghana, and is eager to continue learning about the world. When he grows up, Emma wants to become a pilot so he is able to see different places in the world and learn about all the different cultures.
Emmanuel is not eligible for sponsorship as he has been sponsored already
Little Desmond was brought to Missahoe children's home when he was just two years old. Desmond is one of our smallest children, and also one of the most loving. Desmond always wants to be holding volunteers hands and is always the first to jump into your arms after a long day of work. He was brought to the home because his father denied his mother's pregnancy and left the responsibility to his mother. His mom tried to care for him but fell seriously ill and remains ill to this day so social services brought him to Missahoe to give him a better life. Our little Desmond is a talented singer and one day he dreams that he can make a career out of it!
Samuel was brought to Missahoe in early 2019 at 13 years old. Immediately, Samuel fit in great with the Missahoe family. A natural leader, Samuel can usually be found leading games and playing around with the other children at the home. Sammy has a bright and goofy attitude, and is always around to make anyone at the home smile. Originally from the country’s capital city Accra, life in a rural village took some adjusting, but Sammy says he is happy to be living at Missahoe now, and loves that there is always other children around to share his time with.
Mercy is one of the many beauty queens of our home-just look at that smile! Mercy is growing up here at Missahoe with her big sister Fransisca. The two were abandoned at a young age and were brought to Missahoe by social services. Mercy is now excelling in school and is very helpful to Mama Mawusi around the house. She is happy being at Missahoe and loves having a big family where there is always children to play with. She also has many friends at school. One of Mercey’s favorite things to do is to climb the big mango tree behind the orphanage and grab a snack for her and her friends.
Sena is the firecracker of Missahoe orphanage! A zealous fourth grader, Sena is always ready to soak up all the action and loves to be the head of all the activities going on around her. She is friendly, adorable, and has a sparklingly loud personality. Sena was brought to the home by her mother when she was two years old where we accepted her with open arms. She now excels academically and socially, and chooses to sport her awesome hairdo instead of the shaved head like most other Ghanaian children. We know that Sena has the spunk and strong willed personality to change the world one day.
Sena is not eligible for sponsorship as she has been sponsored already.
Bella is here at Missahoe with her big sister Bertha. Being smaller definitely doesn't stop her bursting personality from shining through though! The two girls were brought to Missahoe orphanage when they were one year old because their mother was handicapped and couldn't take care of them. Their grandmother had tried to take care of them but was too old to keep up with two busy little girls. Bella is a bright little girl who naturally has a motherly sense. She can always be found with one of the nursery school kids on her back or caring for another younger kid and making sure they are taken care of. We are sure when she grows up our Bella will be the best mom there is. Bella is also very intelligent. She consistently places at the top in her class and is always eager to learn new things. When she grows up, Bella dreams of becoming a flight attendant and seeing the world.
Fransisca is a quiet, shy young lady who is very sweet and soft spoken. She is here with her younger sister Mercy-the two were abandoned when they were very young. The girls were discovered by social services and brought to Missahoe where they both began thriving. Francesca is a hard worker with a quiet and gentle nature about her. She is shy around new comers but always shows interest and geniune care for all other around her. She is a natural caretaker and looks after the other girls in the house. We can’t wait to continue watching her grow into the amazing young woman we know she will become.
Meet our beautiful and sassy Erika. She is sweet and spicy all in one. A hard working student and helpful hand around the house, Erika is looking for someone who she can form a friendship with and who might support her through secondary school, as she has almost completed junior high school. Erica has been here at Missahoe since she was just a little girl. She was brought here with her older brother Prosper who grew up in the home and has since moved out. She is always excited to see hime when he comes to visit her.
Silas is a sweet and caring young man. He is quiet in his demeanor but excels academically. Silas is one of six children. His mother suffers from mental illness and was not able to care for her children, and his family could no longer financially support them, so they were forced to make the impossible decision of sending Silas to live at Missahoe. Silas is still able to see his family occasionally for holidays and hopes one day to be able to give back to them for offering him a better life. Silas is outrageously curious. He can spend hours at a time with volunteers asking about where they come from and how things work in other parts of the world. We cannot wait to see all the amazing things this quizzical young man will accomplish in his life.
Silas is not eligible for sponsorship as he has been sponsored already.
Comfort is one of our quieter kids, but has the sweetest and most welcoming personality once she gets comfortable with you. Comfort was brought here with her two older brothers Richard and Michael. Their mother was very young and their father was an older pastor, who left her alone with six children to marry another woman. Their mother did not treat the kids properly which is why Missahoe has taken them in. Comfort came to the home when she was two years old, so most of her memories are here. She is currently in class six and is one of the top students in her class. Our sweet and cuddly Comfort is sure to steal any heart that she comes by!
Vanessa, 23 SPONSORED!
Vanessa is one of the sweetest and most kind hearted people that we have ever met. She is personable, funny and extremely helpful with caring for the kids. Vanessa has grown up most of her life at Missahoe. She was brought to the home with four of her siblings, all who have since left the home. The five children were brought to the home after the death of their father. They never knew their mother so when their father passed away the children were passed on to various family members. The family was trying to force the kids to practice voodoo-a common practice in the northern regions of Ghana. An aunt realized the children's unwillingness to practice the voodoo worship, so she snuck them away and brought them to Missahoe so they could attend school. Vanessa still lives at the home and is awaiting funds to complete her university education.
Vanessa is not eligible for sponsorship as she has been sponsored already.
Bertha, 13 SPONSORED!
Bertha and her younger sister Bella have been at Missahoe since they were very young. Their mother is handicapped and was unable to care for them and was relying heavily on their grandmother for help. Their grandmother was too old to be caring for two babies so the pair were brought to Missahoe. Despite her situation, Bertha is an outgoing, impossibly happy little girl. She is one of the older girls at the home, so she has taken on a natural leadership role and is always helpful around the house. Bertha quickly becomes a favorite among visitors to the home because of her friendly and welcoming nature and her outgoing personality. We can't wait to support her strength and to watch her grow into the powerful woman we can already see she will become.
Bertha is not eligible for sponsorship as she has been sponsored already.
Our sweet Augustine is the clown of the home. He is always laughing or making another one of the kids laugh. He can usually be found in a tree, looking for mangos or pears or building himself a fort. He keeps the mood of the home light and happy despite the hard days. Augustine was brought to Missahoe with his brother Raphael because their biological parents split up and they were in need of protection and more stability. Raphael has since left the home. Augustine is truly a joy to be around and a favorite among volunteers who visit the home.
Timothy is a sweet and genuine young man. He is sometimes quiet at first, but always seems to open up and show visitors his pure heart and crazy energetic side. Timothy loves running around, playing soccer, and climbing trees. His mother was just fifteen years old when she gave birth to him, and was unable to support him on her own. Missahoe welcomed Timothy with open arms, and we are so proud of the young man he is becoming. We can’t wait to see where Timothy channels his energy to, because we know whenever Timothy sets his mind to something, its only a matter of time before he achieves it.
Christian is our strong boy at the home. He is always willing to help with tasks that Mama Mawusi isn't strong enough to do on her own. Christian and his brother Daniel lost both of their parents in a tragic incident of domestic violence. Christian was just two months old at the time, so he has lived most of his life at Missahoe. Christian is kind and helpful, but has struggled in the past with coming to terms with his situation. We are so proud of him for working as hard as he does and we cannot wait to see the person he will become one day.
Christian is not eligible for sponsorship because he has already been sponsored.
Landrea is sweet and kind and puts his heart into everything he does. He is older, but has grown up his whole life at Missahoe and will always call it home. Landrea is currently in trade school learning how to do construction and he says that for his first big project he wants to build a beautiful palace for all of the Missahoe children to live in with everything they could ever need. Landrea helps to care for the boys and acts as a father figure to them in some ways. We are truly so lucky to have such a helpful and kind man looking out for our boys and helping them whenever they need.
Perpetual is our youngest, the baby of the home. Perpetual's mom was rescued from an intensely abusive situation when she was a child and grew up at Missahoe. When she became pregnant, she knew she wasn't ready to be a mother and trusted mama Mawusi to raise little Perpetual. Her mother comes to visit her on occasion. Perpetual is bright and sweet, and truly one of the cutest kids we have ever seen! She is in nursery school right now and is working hard to learn english and her alphabet letters.
Perpetual is not eligible for sponsorship as she has already been sponsored.
Meet Titi (tee-tee). Titi is Mama Mawusi's biological child. Despite growing up with her mother she still grew up in the orphanage as if she was one of the other kids. Titi is gentle and kind to everyone she meets and always makes new kids at the home feel safe and welcome. She is motherly by nature and loves to care for babies. Right now Titi helps out at the school with the nursery school aged children and is hoping she can go to school to be a teacher one day.
Meet our school children
Missahoe montessori school has about 400 students total. The children listed below are children who have been identified as vulnerable. This means that these children don't pay school fees, they are fed, clothed, and provided with health insurance and other daily necessities by the school. Because of their reliance on the school for their basic needs these children are also available for sponsorship. If you choose to sponsor one of these wonderful and desserving young ones, you will be provided their story and more information on them in your welcome email.