Orphans In Desperate need of sponsorship

Right now, there are close to two million orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria whose lives have been devastated by the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time: HIV/AIDS. As a sponsor, you will bring hope and healing into their lives by providing them with access to food, shelter, education and medical care. 

Cost of Sponsoring A Child:

Preschool & Under - $50/month

Elementary - $55/month

Junior High - $60/month

High School - $60/month

Trade School/College - $60/month

By choosing to sponsor an orphan in need, you are demonstrating that you care for the less privileged and the oppressed people in our world. We are grateful for your support and pray that you will choose to sponsor an orphan through Life Builders Ministries International. 

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Kehinde Ireoluwa Okebowale

NAME: KEHINDE IREOLUWA OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC013/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 26, 2008

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Kehinde is one of five children and her mother struggles to provide for them after her father's death last year. She has had to halt her education and doesn't know when her next meal will be. Her mother tries her best as a pepper vender, but she and her siblings need your sponsorship in order to have a chance at life. Please consider sponsoring Kehinde or her siblings. 

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Just Sponsored!

YEMISI KUSHIMO

NAME: YEMISI KUSHIMO

ID #: LC054/07

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 18, 2005

AGE: 16 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Yemisi is the youngest child of three and her father passed away. She is very smart and leads morning devotion at the boarding school. Sadly, she lost her sponsorship over a year ago and needs your help to finish her education. She prays that you will choose to sponsor her and help her complete high school!

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Just Sponsored!

NINIOLA ADEWUNMI

NAME: NINIOLA ADEWUNMI

ID #: LC016/13

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 3, 2003

AGE: 18 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Niniola is the second child of four and both of her parents passed away. Her mother died during childbirth and her father passed away last year in a car accident. She is one of the boarding students at Life Builders Academy and sadly lost her sponsorship over a year ago and needs your help to finish her education. She prays that you will choose to sponsor her and help her complete high school!

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Akinwande idowu

NAME: AKINDWANDE IDOWU

ID #: LC001/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 5, 2005

AGE: 16 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Akinwande is the youngest child of three. His father recently passed away and it has been very difficult for his mother to provide for him and his siblings including access to education. He prays that you will choose to sponsor him and help him finish high school. 

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Oluwanifemi ojo

NAME: OLUWANIFEMI OJO

ID #: LC003/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 13, 2010

AGE: 11 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Oluwanifemi is the youngest child of three. Her father passed away in 2016 from a medical condition and it has been very difficult for her mother to provide for her family. She hopes that you will choose to sponsor her and her sister and support their education.

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Oluwatomisin Ojo

NAME: OLUWATOMISIN OJO

ID #: LC004/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 2, 2008

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Oluwatomisin is the second child of three. Her father passed away in 2016 from a medical condition and it has been very difficult for her mother to provide for her family. She hopes that you will choose to sponsor her and her sister and support their education.

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JOY DAMILOLA

NAME: JOY DAMILOLA

ID #: LC005/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 9, 2007

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Joy is the first born child of four. His father passed away in 2017 from a medical condition and it has been very difficult for his mother to provide food and education. Joy is suffering and hopes that you will sponsor him so that he will not have to worry about when he will eat next.

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DOMINION OLUWAFERANMI DAMILOLA

NAME: DOMINION OLUWAFERANMI DAMILOLA

ID #: LC006/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 10, 2009

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Dominion is the second child of four. His father passed away in 2017 from a medical condition and it has been very difficult for his mother to provide food and education. He is suffering and hopes that you will sponsor him so that he will not have to worry about when he will eat next.

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PROSPER OLUWADARASIMI DAMILOLA

NAME: PROSPER OLUWADARASIMI DAMILOLA

ID #: LC007/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 6, 2012

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 4

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Prosper is the third child of four. His father passed away in 2017 from a medical condition and it has been very difficult for his mother to provide food and education. He is suffering and hopes that you will sponsor him so that he will not have to worry about when he will eat next.

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LAWRENCE ADEBAYO Ogundipe

NAME: LAWRENCE ADEBAYO OGUNDIPE

ID #: LC010/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

AGE: 7 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Lawrence is the second child of three. His father got sick and passed away in 2016 while away on a trip in another country. Ever since his death, the family has struggled to eat and pay school fees and his mother was denied property rights for his father's land. He is suffering and hopes that you will sponsor him so that he will not have to worry about when his next meal will be.

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DAVID OPEYEMI Ogundipe

NAME: DAVID OPEYEMI OGUNDIPE

ID #: LC009/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 10, 2008

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

David is the first born child of three. His father got sick and passed away in 2016 while away on a trip in another country. Ever since his death, the family has struggled to eat and pay school fees and his mother was denied property rights for his father's land. He is suffering and hopes that you will sponsor him so that he will not have to worry about when his next meal will be.

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Idowu Hannah Okebowale

NAME: IDOWU HANNAH OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC014/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 20, 2009

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 6

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Idowu is one of five children and her mother struggles to provide for them after her father's death last year. She has had to halt her education and doesn't know when her next meal will be. Her mother tries her best as a pepper vender, but she and her siblings need your sponsorship in order to have a chance at life. Please consider sponsoring Idowu or her siblings. 

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Taiwo anuoluwa okebowale

NAME: TAIWO ANUOLUWA OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC012/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 26, 2008

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Taiwo is one of five children and her mother struggles to provide for them after her father's death last year. She has had to halt her education and doesn't know when her next meal will be. Her mother tries her best as a pepper vender, but she and her siblings need your sponsorship in order to have a chance at life. Please consider sponsoring Taiwo or her siblings. 

Micheal Bolaji Abodunrin

NAME: MICHEAL BOLAJI ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC017/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: FEBUARY 13, 2011

AGE: 11 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 5

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Micheal is an 11 year old born into a family of three. He lost his father last year.  Micheal’s mother is the  only one taking care of the children. She has been trying every possible way to send them to school. Please consider sponsoring Micheal, he needs your help.

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Peculiar Mary Olatunde

NAME: PECULIAR MARY OLATUNDE

ID #: LC018/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 6, 2010

AGE: 11 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Peculiar is an 11 year old born into a family of  three other siblings. Peculiar  and her family lost their father from a fatal accident on his was to work. Ever since the passing of her father, Peculiar feels lost. Her ambitions are shattered, her future dreams feel hopeless, and she can no longer afford her education. Please consider sponsoring Peculiar, she is need of your help.

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Iyanuoluwa Inioluwa Olatunde

NAME: IYANUOLUWA INIOLUWA OLATUNDE

ID #: LC019/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 25, 2008

AGE: 3 YEARS

CLASS: KINDERGARTEN 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

The only person caring for Iyanuoluwa is her mom. She doesn't know how they are going to survive without her father, how will they will afford school fees. She is confused and is worried about how her mother will bear the weight of taking care of the entire family alone. Please considering sponsoring Iyanuoluwa, she needs your help.

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Caleb Olawale Olatunde

NAME: CALEB OLAWALE OLATUNDE

ID #: LC020/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 31, 2015

AGE: 6 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Caleb is a 6 years old born into a family of four. His father died in an accident when on his was to preach the gospel in a program. He promised to always take care of Caleb, however he passed away on February 25th,  2022. Caleb’s mother is trying her best, but no one is there to help her. Please help Caleb and consider sponsoring him.

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Hepzibah Oluwasikemi Olatunde

NAME: HEPZIBAH OLUWASIKEMI OLATUNDE

ID #: LC021/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 6, 2010

AGE: 11 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Hepzibah is an 11 year old born into a family of  three. Hepzibah  and her family lost their father from a fatal accident on his was to work. Ever since the passing of her father, Hepzibah feels lost. Her ambitions are shattered, her future dreams feel hopeless, and she can no longer afford her education. Please Hepzibah needs your help, please consider sponsoring her.

Moses Gbolahan Abodunrin

NAME: MOSES GBOLAHAN ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC022/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MARCH 31, 2014

AGE: 8 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Moses is an 8 year old boy born into a family of three. His father passed away from cardiac arrest. Ever since his father passed, everything changed for Moses and his family. Moses does not know who will take care of him, help his mom, pay for school, or help him grow throughout life. Please Moses needs your help, please consider sponsoring him. 

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Elizabeth Oyindamola Abodunrin

NAME: ELIZABETH OYINDAMOLA ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC023/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JANUARY 13, 2020

AGE: 2 YEARS

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Elizabeth is only 2 years old. She is the third child born in a family of 3. Elizabeth does not know her situation as she is very young.  Her father died in the year 2021, from cardiac arrest. Please Elizabeth needs your help. Please consider sponsoring her.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does My Sponsorship Last?

Most sponsors commit on an annual basis but renew their sponsorship each year. You can also choose to sponsor a child for a certain timeframe, such as until their high school or college graduation.

What Services Do We Offer?

We offer home-based, faith-centered care for orphans impacted by poverty through Christian schooling, access to medical services and provision of basic needs. 

Why Support Smaller Nonprofits?

 

Though not as big as most development and relief agencies, Life Builders has some unique features that most big organizations do not have. We are an indigenous/local response to local needs; we know our people very well and can serve them better than any foreign organization.

 Why Nigeria?

The highest number of people in Africa infected with HIV/AIDS reside in Lagos, Nigeria. The number of HIV/AIDS orphans and homeless children in Lagos is more than the number of orphans and homeless children in Kenya or the entire Southern Africa.

How Many Gifts Can I Give My Sponsored Child?

Sponsors can donate birthday, Christmas and/or graduation gifts to their sponsored child. There is no minimum or maximum gift amount, however we encourage sponsors to donate around $30 per gift per child to keep amounts consistent throughout the program.

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Can I Purchase A Specific Gift For My Sponsored Orphan?

Our organization gives your special occasion gift money directly to your sponsored child to spend as they wish. However, sponsors can choose a specific item, such as a doll, book or toy car, and our staff will purchase this item and give it to your sponsored child.

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How does Life Builders procure funding?

Life Builders is funded by the Life Builders Hospital, grant foundations and generous donors.

What are the first steps to sponsoring an orphan?

Click ‘Sponsor Me’ for one of our orphans in need and fill out the form. Then set up your monthly donation cycle through NCF.

How many orphans have graduated college/trade school since the start of the sponsorship program?

Life Builders now has 57 college, trade school and Higher National Diploma graduates.

What is a Higher National Diploma?

 

A Higher National Diploma is equivalent to the US Masters Degree. Some career paths require this accreditation, such as a medical or science position. 

On average, how many patients are treated through Life Builders Hospital on an annual basis?

Over 2,000 patients receive treatment at our hospital each year. Since the opening of the first hospital, we have helped more than 10,000 people receive affordable healthcare.

How many small businesses have been helped through the Life Builders Small Business Loan Program?

Over 107 small business owners have benefited from the Life Builders microfinancing loan program.

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What is the total number of sponsored orphans since the organization was founded?

Life Builders has provided sponsorship to over 270 orphans since 2001.

How many widows have been employed and sponsored through Life Builders?

We have provided jobs and support for over 66 orphans since launching our program.

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How many orphans have graduated from Life Builders Academy?

Life Builders Academy now boasts 47 high school graduates from the sponsored orphan program.

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What grades does my sponsorship last through?

Orphans can be sponsored from birth through Higher National Diploma, however you can end your sponsorship at any level.

Should I sponsor my orphan through college or trade school?

This is a personal decision, however without your support, your sponsored child will not be able to attend higher education and will be limited in their future career.

What is the age range of sponsored orphans?

Currently, orphans range from birth to 25 years old and are sponsored from nursery to their Higher National Diploma certification.

How long is the school year in Nigeria?

Sponsored orphans attend school in trimesters with the first one starting in August and the third finishing in July. There is no gap in the summer.

How can donors help other than making financial contributions?

Signing up for ‘AmazonSmile’ is free. Designate your chosen organization as Life Builders Ministries International and we will receive a percentage of your purchase at no cost to you.

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Do I need to be involved in a church to sponsor an orphan?

Although we partner with local churches, you do not need to be involved in a church to sponsor an orphan. Anyone can help save lives!

Are there any requirements to sponsoring an orphan?

There is a monthly fee depending on your orphan’s age, but there are no other requirements.

Do I have to write to my orphan?

Although the orphans enjoy receiving letters, it is not mandatory to write to your sponsored child.

Do sponsors ever have the opportunity to meet their sponsored orphan?

Each year, the Life Builders Mission Team leads a trip to Lagos. If you are interested in traveling with the group, please reach out to us.

Does Lifebuilders have control of which schools each orphan attends?

Depending on the location of the orphan, the will attend Life Builders Academy, or another approved school where they will receive a quality education.

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What companies partner with Lifebuilders?

Local churches and donors partner with our organization to help fund life-changing projects in Lagos.

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How long has Lifebuilders been working within the community?

Life Builders was founded in 2001 and has been positively impacting the community ever since.

What are the future plans for Lifebuilders?

Life Builders continues to expand our organization to reach more orphans and widows in need and hopes to become self-sufficient in the future.

Is there a limit on how many orphans you can sponsor?

There is no limit on how many orphans you can sponsor.

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What sets you apart from other organizations in your community?

Unlike other organizations, we work within the community and know each member like family. We are still small but are able to see first-hand what their needs are.

How can I become more involved in Lifebuilders?

Volunteer, donate, host a fundraising event, or visit us!

What is Lifebuilders mission?

Building Lives for the Glory of God!

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What are Lifebuilders goals this year?

This year, we hope to provide healthcare to low-income communities through the new Alakuko Hospital Clinic.

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How much money do you need from donors to accomplish your goals?

Each project is different and requires different funding. We still need to raise $25,000 for the Alakuko Clinic.

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How can I keep up to date on Life Builders projects and goals?

Check our website and follow us on social media for the most up to date information.

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What kind of opportunities are offered to orphans that have graduated from the sponsorship program?

Graduates are trained to become self-sufficient and are supported by the Life Builders Small Business Loan Program to start their own businesses.

What does a typical day of school look like for an orphan?

A typical day includes core classes like STEM, and elective courses focused on specific disciplines that the students are interested in pursuing (art, music, sewing, writing).

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What happens to the children who do not receive sponsors?

They are unable to attend school and do not receive sufficient meals. Please consider sponsoring an orphan in need today!

How often to the founders visit the US?

Emmanuel and Blessing usually visit the Chicago-land area once per year, however this has been delayed due to the pandemic. They will return in Fall 2022.

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