Hotpec Orphanage

Overview

With their basic needs met, the orphans of Hotpec can be children again.

Launched

2008

Project Type

Children

Introduction

In Cameroon, where resources and medical access for families are scarce, young children are often abandoned. Left on doorsteps or by the side of the road, many don’t survive. The lucky ones find their way to places like Hotpec Orphanage.


Despite the tireless efforts of the small staff, Hotpec Orphanage was struggling when we first arrived. There was no electricity and often no food. Children slept four to a bed while babies were crammed side-by-side into the few available cots. Many of them were docile and lethargic; some shrank from human contact.


For most of the more than 250 children, Hotpec is the only home they have ever known.

The Obakki Foundation has contributed to Hotpec for many years in a variety of ways, including infrastructure, supplies, beds, equipment and nutritional support.

Hotpec provides a home and education to over 250 children, ranging in age from newborns to 18 years old.

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12.1 million people in Cameroon live in poverty.

50,000 children are orphans in Cameroon.

IMPACT

50,000 children in Cameroon are orphans.

We're trying to change that.

There are over 250 children in Hotpec - from babies to 18 years old receiving education and a home.

Treana has been visiting and supporting Hotpec for over 25 years.

The old dormitory was an outdoor chicken coop - and the children slept on the floor.

There are over 250 children in Hotpec - from babies to 18 years old receiving education and a home.

The old dormitory was an outdoor chicken coop - and the children slept on the floor.

Treana has been visiting and supporting Hotpec for over 25 years.

Where does my money go?

For any contribution you make, the full amount of your donation goes directly to our humanitarian work in Africa. So every dollar that is donated to our life-saving projects makes an impact, giving people the resources they need to thrive.