Helping with what little they have

With no access to electricity or water, and working from their home in Havana, this couple still manages to help orphans.

03 September 2018 | Local News

“At times we are forced to sell our clothes just to ensure the children are fed,” Renia Gaingos, House of Prayer

Project Ark is reaching out to all Namibians to help donate necessities to the House of Prayer Orphanage in Windhoek.

The project is currently running a campaign to collect canned food, vegetables, baby milk, nappies, toys, clothes, toiletries, toilet paper and cleaning items for the orphanage. They hope to collect enough items to supply it to the 26 children living there.

House of Prayer is run by Pastor Elia Gaingob and his wife, Renia. Together they care for 26 children in the Havana-based home. They take in children who are homeless and help get them back on their feet.

“Children who are left in orphanages and on the streets did not choose this life, so it is up to us to help where we can, with the little we have,” Elia said.

The couple live in a corrugated iron shack with no access to municipal electricity or water. However, they do have a solar panel to supply basic electrical needs. Renia says they struggle with day-to-day expenses, but they cannot chase away children who need help.



Desperate plight

“At times we are forced to sell our clothes just to ensure the children are fed,” she says.

The orphanage also houses children with disabilities. According to the Gaingob-couple, it is difficult because they do not always get the right food. These children rely solely on the orphanage to assist with their most basic needs.

The children go to school for free to help them get a foot into the education system. Project Ark hopes to lighten to load at the orphanage and to see that the children get their daily nutritional needs met.

They are thankful for the support of donors, but need further assistance to achieve their objective and thus they hope people will open their hearts to help the children of the House of Prayer Orphanage.

For more information or to donate, contact Anita van Zyl on 081 273 5801 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

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