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- essentially sustaining that child's life. 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that you would like to sponsor, you will be prompted to set up a monthly auto deposit of $35 monthly which will be withdrawn from your account on the 17th of every month.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!
Christopher is the oldest of his three siblings who were brought to Missahoe by their mother. Christopher, Harriet and Junior were being raised by their unemployed mother with the financial support of their father who was a tractor driver. Some time ago their father decided he no longer wanted to support the children and the full responsibility fell onto the mother. Their mother struggled very hard to make ends meet and ultimately made the decision to bring the kids to Missahoe. Christopher is quiet when you first meet him, kind of blends into the background, but once you get him talking it is hard to stop him. He is a very curious young man with many questions about where volunteers come from and what their life is like in their countries. We are confident that Christopher will grow up to be a very well rounded young man.
Christopher 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!
Junior, age 8
Junior was brought to Missahoe with his older brother Christopher and younger sister Harriet. The trio's father was a tractor driver working for a farmer and his mother was unemployed. His father decided that he no longer wanted to help care for the kids and so the burden of raising three children fell on the shoulders of their mother. Eventually, their mother was unable to afford to care for her children so she made the impossibly hard decision to give up their care to Missahoe. Junior is quiet and gentle by nature. His sweet demeanor and willingness to help makes him impossible not to love. And we promise, despite his photo, he usually has a big smile on his face!
Junior is not eligible for sponsorship because he has been sponsored already.
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 sister Francesca. The girls' parents split and abandoned them at the age of two. Mercy and her sister would sleep in people's doorways and steal clothes and food to care for themselves. The two found their perminent home at Missahoe when they were six years old. 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. Her smile lights up the whole room no matter the day, give her a chance?
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.
Bella is here at Missahoe with her sister Bertha. The two are twins despite Bella being about a foot shorter than her sister. 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.
Francesca is a quiet, shy young lady who is very sweet and soft spoken. She is here with her sister Mercy after the pair were abandoned at age two and were found living on the streets. The two would beg for food from surrounding villagers and sleep in their doorways to protect themselves from the weather when it rained. 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.
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.
Cillas is a very bright young man. He is quiet in his demeanor but excels academically. He was brought to Missahoe with his sister Pricilla and brother Caleb. Pricilla was adopted by a family in Canada, but still comes to visit her brothers every couple of years. Social services brought them to Missahoe because their mother was mentally ill and could not care for them. Cillas is helpful around the house and does a great deal of helping raise the younger boys who all look up to him.
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 took 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 five 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, 11 SPONSORED!
Bertha and her twin sister Bella have been at Missahoe since age two. 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 tall for her age, towering over her twin sister, and loves to always be the person to answer questions in class. Bertha quickly becomes a favorite among visitors to the home because of her friendly and welcoming nature and her outgoing personality. Bertha, as you can see from her picture, is bursting with sass. 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 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. Missahoe is the only home Timothy has ever known. His mother was just fifteen years old when she gave birth to him and had been denying she was pregnant. Because of her denial and shame stemming from the pregnancy she abandoned Timothy on the street where Mama Mawusi rescued him. We feel so lucky to have a child like Timothy at our home.
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.
Harriet is one of our smallest children with also one of the biggest personalities. She is feisty and out spoken about what she thinks despite her young age. Harriet was brought here with her brothers Christopher and Junior when their father stopped supporting them and their mother could no longer care for them. We can't wait to continue to watch Harriet grow and become the strong willed out spoken Ghanian woman we know she is destined to be!
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.
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.
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 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.