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Ground Breaking Day - Jan. 2024
Great progress is being made at the orphanage in Nigeria.

We finally made it to this historic day. After 3 years of meetings, fundraising events, and late nights, the orphanage is under construction. Fr. Vin visited the property in January, blessing the grounds, workers, children and adults. The day was one of typical African heat yet filled with great joy and anticipation.​

Beyond providing for the orphans and caretakers, the orphanage project has provided employment for the locals and even water to the needy. Water was needed to mix the concrete, so a borehole (well) was drilled early in the project. In addition to providing water for work, the locals benefitted during the dry season. The house is projected to be completed by summer.

April 19, 2024
Sweet moments
As a sweet side note - When Fr. Vin reached the orphanage, he visited little Emmanuella in her room where she is bedridden most of the time due to her extreme handicaps. She didn't forget her manners though and wished Fr. Vin "welcome" to her humble home. 
Janaury 2024

Recent Updates

Construction Site updates

Week 14

Week 14 - Scaffolding

Week 12

Week 12 - 2nd floor wall installation

Week 11

Week 11 - Second floor concrete curing


Ebonyi State is in Southeastern Nigeria

The orphanage is located in Abakaliki, the capitol of Ebonyi State and largest city. It is an area populated primarily by the Igbo people. 

Ebonyi is primarily an agricultural region. It is a leading producer of rice, yam, potatoes, maize, beans, cassava, and have a notable basket market in Nigeria. 

Fr. Vin Visits the Orphanage

Journey of Joy: A Heartwarming Visit to the Orphanage in Abakaliki

Blessings and Connections: Sharing Moments of Prayer and Care with the Kids

Special Moments: Blessing the property

The property and home design

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Why is it called Emeka's house?

A personal story

Emeka my cousin, is born blind. As a child, he sat abandoned beside the fireplace, mostly on ashes. Emeka's twin sister looked different, apparently received much better treatment. The parents did not seem to find Emeka worthy of the same love as their other children because of Emeka's disabilities. Emeka rarely had anyone to talk to. He was lonely and mostly unkempt.

Update: Emeka was found during the trip to Nigeria in 2024. He is in his 40's now and living with his mother.  What a blessing to find him again!

-Fr. Vin


Meet the Kids

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This is Trinitas. She is about 3 to 4 years old. She was abandoned by her mother at the hospital there is no trace of her family.  She has hydrocephalus and psychological imbalances.


This is Joseph. He is about 7 to 8 years of age and is autistic. He can neither sit nor stand. Joseph was abandoned in the hospital by his mother.


This is Emmanuelle. She is about 8 to 9 years of age. She was starved, locked up and maltreated by her family. They eventually threw her out of the house which broke her hips. She is physically and psychologically challenged. 

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This is Osawese (Thank God).  He is about 18 to 19 years and was picked up in the streets by the Nigerian social welfare. He is epileptic and psychologically  challenged. There is no trace of his family. The only thing he is able to do by himself is eat.

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This is Susan. She is about 18 to 19 years of age and is mentally challenged. Apart from feeding herself, she cannot do anything else. She has no family and was picked up from the streets.

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This is Clinton. He is about 15 to 16 years old. There is no trace of his family. Clinton is severely epileptic and mentally disabled. He was picked up on street by the Nigerian police.

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This is Marieline. She is about 6 to 7 years of age with no trace of her family. She was found abandoned in the streets. She is physically and mentally challenged and can't walk.

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This is Michael and he is about 9 to 10  years old.  He was rescued from his mentally ill mother. He is mentally challenged and epileptic

Anthony is a toddler. His mother loved him but was unable to care for his extreme special needs due to her own poverty. She left him in the sister's care with a loving note.


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