Theresia’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Foundation was founded and is organized and run by the Namibian Elizabeth Vendura Hilger, born at Musese in the Kavango Region, now residing at Mavanze.
“The idea came to my mind when my mother Theresia Vendura passed away on 20 July 2005. Many people came together to mourn the death of their friend, but in the end, especially young children left our home with food. Later I discovered they were poor children, orphans, and abused children. My mom’s death was like an opportunity for them to go and eat food. Since we are from the same location and region I wanted to create a project that will last and see to it that the children in need get the help they need.”
The Foundation currently cares for orphans, the poor, the disabled, the abused and other children who are homeless in the Mavanze village area. We propose to start small and target children on a greatest-needs basis. However, as our efforts increase we would like to increase the number of children and young people that benefit.
The Foundation operates from the late Theresia’s house from Monday to Friday. It is registered with the Ministry of Health as a Welfare Organization. It is also registered with the Kavango Regional Council and The Church Alliance For Orphans (CAFO).
Aim & Objectives
As a purely charitable organisation, our staff are unpaid volunteers, comprised mainly of committee members living within Mavanze village area.