I am Mariëtte Asagbo and in January 2004 I left for Ghana to volunteer in a children’s home in Obuasi. We took care of the little children younger than two years old, together with local employees. With the help of sponsors from the Netherlands, we were able to set up, among other things, an efficient baby section, donate a car and found a scholarship fund for the older kids.
In February 2006 I married Moses Asagbo, the pastor of the children’s home in Obuasi. Together we started our own Children’s Home ‘Hanukkah’ (meaning dedication) in the Ghanaian village Sunyani in August 2006. We chose this particular city (400 kilometers Northwest of Accra) because there are so few facilities available for families with children, let alone for orphans in the area. The availability of health care and education in this extremely impoverished community is so little.
On March 1, 2008 our new orphanage was officially opened!
With support from The Netherlands, we hope to be able to offer a better future for these children.
ABN AMRO bank account: 619509341 Mariëtte’s Child Care Foundation is registered at the Dutch Belastingdienst (Tax authorities) as a Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI) (Institution for General Benefit) and donations are tax deductible. Official name for tax declaration purposes: Stichting Mariette’s Child Care Castricum.
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