Where We Work
Orphan Relief and Rescue began with one orphanage in Benin, and this home is still supported through a local board of directors. Benin is a small, French speaking nation nestled between Togo and Nigeria. Because of its shape and its history, Benin is said to be the key to Africa. Once a major center of the colonial slave trade, it has sadly become a modern hub for child trafficking.
The majority of our projects are focused on Liberia, where we are currently working alongside over a dozen locally owned and operated orphanages. This nation of less than four million people is recovering from a 14-year civil war that ended in 2003, leaving hundreds of thousands of children orphaned and abandoned. Orphan Relief and Rescue’s team of international and Liberian staff is working with government and other partners to bring short- and long-term solutions to the orphan crisis.