HISTORY OF LOVE AND CARE
Comfort Obiri is the founder and C.E.O. of the LOVE AND CARE FOUNDATION which was established as a Non-Governmental Organization in January of 2011. The Foundation was birthed out of Comfort’s desire to provide shelter, solace, hope and a sense of belonging to widows, orphans and those who are less fortunate. Comfort was inspired by her late father who was a very kind-hearted man and did many things for the poor in Ghana. Comfort followed his example and began showing genuine love and care to her poorer classmates in High School by purchasing needed provisions for school. She continued this through her University days as well. Once Comfort was employed by the University, she began using her income to help some of her relations and fellow church members by paying for their school fees and by providing much needed clothing.
In December of 2010, Comfort organized a program for the widows and widowers of the Abakrampa Central Region. She provided 80 widows and widowers with parcels of rice, oil, canned beef and tomatoes for Christmas. This has since become an annual event.
In Janaury 2011, the Foundation was duly registered with the Government of Ghana and operates as a Non-Governmental Organization. On March 1, 2011 Comfort followed her dreams and opened the Love and Care Children’s Home in Asuansi. The orphanage has since then been in operation with a mother of the home, a field coordinator and a domestic assistant. In February 2015, the Love and Care children were able to move to their new permanent home in Asebu, just north of Cape Coast. The Foundation is currently looking to increase the number of children in their care.
Putting smiles on the faces of Orphans, Widows and the Vulnerable in
society through the provision of food, shelter, clothing, etc. is the core
value of the LOVE AND CARE FOUNDATION.
The Home currently cares for ten (10) children with most of them having lost both parents through HIV/AIDS, accidents, sicknesses and diseases. Most of the children also came to the home malnourished and the Foundation provides a well-balanced diet three times daily to boost the immune systems of the children.
1. Getting adequate plots of land to build a permanent children home (completed in January 2015!)
2. A school block and Sports complex
3. Recreational centre
4. Organize training programs for identified widows/widowers of working age so that they may become self-dependent
5. Identify street children who are of school age and assist them in getting back to school
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