Fresh Fire Children's Home
Number of Children:24-28
Ages of Children:3-17
Location: Jinja, uganda
History: Orphan's Lifeline began sponsoring this home in 2003 when a local Christian man saw the need to help the orphan children in the area. In the beginning the children were living in a dilapidated hut without running water or beds to sleep in. Many of them were sleeping in the homes of the caregivers, because there was not enough room for all of them to stay at the orphanage. All of the children were thin and suffering from malnourishment, worms or other medical problems. Soon after we began to help the home director was give 10 acres of land, and with the help of Orphan's Lifeline a new building was built for the kids. This was a great blessing as the land gave them the opportunity to learn the agricultural trade by growing their own food along with raising chickens, pigs, goats and a cow for their own drinking milk. With the help of Orphan's Lifeline a second home called Life of Favor Children's Home was established on this same piece of land which has been able to save even more hopeless orphaned children from the area.
The community around the home is mostly made up of the unemployed and "peasantry farmers". The children at Freshfire are not only learning responsibility and self-sustaining skills, but they are healthy and now have a family that loves them. We have space to take in more orphaned children as we receive additional donors to join with us.