Opportunity 2 Hope is beginning raising funds for the building of an ablution block (toilets and showers) for an orpanage in Harare known as the Borrodale Orphanage. Managed by Voice of Peace, the orphanage has about 100 children who have found themselves without parents due to the AIDS HIV epidemic.
These children are happy and well balanced, but in February 2015 found themselves with the closing of the orphanage due to the health department requiring a new ablution block. The country of Zimbabwe has been experiencing a cholera outbreak, and the health department has as a result become even more strict.
The children are currently being temporarily housed with families in the churches in the Borrowdale community but the need is urgent.
Because the unemplyment rate is 86%, the people there have no ability to build an ablution without help. This is where Opportunity 2 Hope can make a difference.
The costs of this project are above our normal grants and we are seeking people like you who would like to make a difference in the lives of these children.
The founders of Voice of Peace are Tatenda & Lucia Gunguwo. They have a specific focus to help vulnerable children and adults including: 585 churches, 4 orphanages, several schools, helping those caught up in human trafficking, Support groups for those with HIV, drug counseling, medical clinics for the unemployed, etc.
Please take a look at this video to see the children and the needs.
Borrowdale Orphanage Project from Global Horizons on Vimeo.