In Africa, Nigeria alone has over 950,000 orphans, a number growing exponentially each year. While the government does not allow Americans to literally adopt these orphans, we can practically help by providing prayer and financial support through HELP, Inc.
Each orphan has many needs that we take for granted everyday. Each child needs clothing, food, and to be provided the opportunity for an education. Due to the corruption and lack of training in the public school system, the desire of HELP is to send the children to a private school where they will be provided with a top-notch education. This will allow them a real chance to become professionals, with a hope and a future. The total cost to adopt-a-child is $1600 a year (of which $1200 is used for education).
This sponsorship can be achieved through one $1600 sponsorship, or 4 sponsors of $400 annually, per child. In addition to the monetary sponsorship, volunteers are needed to bring love to these orphans along with tutoring, computer education, and social and trade skills.