- To act as a link between people wanting to give and the most needy orphans and extended family.
- To assist projects that are already running to be able to provide quality care for their orphans.
Providing vegetables to identified organisations caring for orphans: currently Chinyaradzo Children’s Home, Multi-Help Trust and Nazarene Chruch, Highfield and Vineyard Church, Marlborough.
Supporting the babies at Chinyaradzo Children’s Home with manpower to spend time with them, providing stimulation and love.
- To equip churches to reach out to the orphans in their community who are living with extended family, facilitating transformation in the family spiritually, emotionally and practically and helping them towards self-sufficiency – all through God. This eventually leads these orphans receiving the parenting and care that God intends for the.
This is initiated through feeding programmes, where orphans identified and enrolled come to the church daily for a nutritious meal. From this relationships are built, needs are identified and addressed, leading to counselling and praying, sharing God’s word, payment of school-fees, afternoon clubs consisting of homework, Bible-teaching and games, giving of clothes, blankets, giving of food, healthcare, family empowerment projects.
We have 2 churches running feeding programmes with this model in Harare: Highfield Church of the Nazarene: (140 orphans) and Harare Vineyard Church (20 orphans).
God says “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wandering with shelter?” Isaiah 58:6-7
To train, equip and set up permaculture vegetable gardens in families’ homes, in order to be more self sufficient.
(Permaculture is agriculture in the most natural and cost effective way, by making use of nature’s provisions.)
In January 2002, a Permaculture Training Centre was started. This is being established by an employed permaculturalist, who also trains other families and equips them to run their own gardens.
The Highfield Nazarene Church has been the first to benefit from this: Members and orphans are growing 1 acre of vegetables through this centre.
To set up and run a permanent home for orphaned and abandoned babies who have no appropriate family to care for them, where they will be brought up with full love and care and with God at the centre.
A site and house are available for this to start. The children will be brought up in family unit homes (eg a mother looking after 4 children), so maintaining the family unit essential for a child..
Construction to finish the house in preparation to take in babies is underway.
Jesus says: ”Will you feed My lambs?”
To set up and run a hospice for dying AIDS babies and children and their carers.
On this same property, a hospice will meet the needs of those of the babies that live there, and for Orphans from the other projects run by HOME if they are dying from AIDS. There, they will receive good love and care in their last days. It will cater for the child and his/her carer so as to keep the child with family in his/her last days.