Providing goats to the children of Mumslove Orphanage
Mumslove Orphanage in Duayaw Nkwanta, Ghana, is home to 41 orphans. Though they are well loved by founders/caretakers Imoro Adams and his wife, Abdulai Sakina, who care for them as their own, resources are always running lean with so many mouths to feed, young minds to foster and hearts to lovingly tend.
A small donation can change the world of 41 orphans by providing them with a Goat Husbandry Workshop and goats to establish their shared herd.
Tin Can Dreams...
Goats are highly adaptable creatures known in cartoons and common culture to chew on and eat everything from the laundry on the line to… tin cans. Ghanaian children brought up in rural endemic poverty are resourceful and resilient. Unlike children in the developed world who are immersed in an abundance of plastic toys, Ghanaian children are forced to be more creative in their play, which often results in ingenious toys made out of trash and materials found in nature. A tin can to a Ghanaian child presents a sea of possibilities, and is a metaphor for the clever resourcefulness, adaptability and multitude of dreams that children harbor. It is these that we are focusing on as the heart of this empowerment project.
Together we can change the world. Today, let’s start making some tin can dreams come true.
About Mumslove Orphanage
Meet Mr. Imoro Adams, the general director and founder of Mumslove Rural Orphanage. As a young man in 2007, he saw a great need in his village, and since no one else was addressing it, he devoted his entire life to taking in and caring for the local orphans. He requested and was granted land from the local chief, then, using his own funds and writing countless grants, he bought the materials and built the structure that has since been his home and the home of Duayaw Nkwanta’s orphans. Since then, he has married a truly wonderful and devoted lady, Mrs. Abdulai Sakina, and they are raising their own children here as well. For over ten years, Mr. Adams and Mrs. Sakina have been single-handedly caring for and financially supporting any and all orphans that come to them. They make sure that they all have good food to eat, clothes to wear, beds to sleep in, toys to play with, and access to medical care and good education. The orphans all view Mr. Adams and Mrs. Sakina as their parents and refer to them as “Papa” and “Mama.” The pair treats every orphan as one of their own, and the whole place feels like one large family.
Goats are versatile animals that are easy to care for, adapt well to different environments and can provide meat, money, and learning experiences.
As we collect funds from “Vance Lee’s Journey for a Cause” and from general donations, we will start with funding a goat husbandry workshop and then send subsequent funds in batches to Mumslove Orphanage so they can buy at least five goats at a time from their market town to establish their herd.
A rural village in the Tano North Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, West Africa
Our Project Partner
Located in Duayaw Nkwanta, Ghana
An orphanage founded by husband and wife team Imoro Adams and Abdulai Sakina. All 41 orphans were brought up calling Imoro and Abdulai "papa" and "mama," which is indicative of the close-knit bond that exists within this incredible grouping of people that is more a family than anything else.