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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: 14 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

In the wake of her father's passing last year, Kehinde's mother struggles to support her five children. She had to discontinue her schooling and is unsure of when she will eat again. Despite her mother's best efforts, her siblings and she need your sponsorship to have a chance at life. Her mother works as a pepper vendor. Please consider supporting Kehinde or one of 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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Oluwanifemi ojo

NAME: OLUWANIFEMI OJO

ID #: LC003/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 13, 2010

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Oluwanifemi is the youngest child of three. Her mother has struggled to support her family since her father passed away in 2016 due to a medical problem. She hopes you will decide to sponsor her and her sister so you can help support their education. 

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Oluwatomisin Ojo

NAME: OLUWATOMISIN OJO

ID #: LC004/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 2, 2008

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Oluwatomisin is one of three kids. Since her father's death in 2016 because of a medical condition, her mother has had a challenging time providing for her family. She hopes you choose to sponsor her and her sister so you may aid in funding their education. 

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JOY DAMILOLA

NAME: JOY DAMILOLA

ID #: LC005/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 9, 2007

AGE: 15 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Joy is the first-born child of four. Due to a medical problem, his father passed away in 2017, and his mother has had a very tough time feeding and educating him. Joy is struggling and asks for your sponsorship, so he will not have to worry about when he will get his next meal. 

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DOMINION OLUWAFERANMI DAMILOLA

NAME: DOMINION OLUWAFERANMI DAMILOLA

ID #: LC006/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 10, 2009

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Dominion is the second of four children. Due to a medical problem, his father passed away in 2017, and his mother has had a very tough time feeding and educating him. He needs your sponsorship because he is struggling and wishes to stop worrying about when he will next eat. 

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PROSPER OLUWADARASIMI DAMILOLA

NAME: PROSPER OLUWADARASIMI DAMILOLA

ID #: LC007/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 6, 2012

AGE: 10 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 4

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Prosper is the third of four children. It has been extremely challenging for his mother to provide for him and his schooling since his father passed away in 2017 due to a medical ailment. He is in need and is pleading with you to sponsor him, so he will not have to worry about his next meal. 

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LAWRENCE ADEBAYO Ogundipe

NAME: LAWRENCE ADEBAYO OGUNDIPE

ID #: LC010/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

AGE: 8 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Lawrence is the second child of three. In 2016, when he was out on a trip abroad, his father fell ill and passed unexpectedly. His mother was refused property rights for his father's land, and the family has struggled to pay school fees and buy food ever since he passed away. He is in need and is pleading with you to sponsor him so he will not have to worry about where his next meal will come from. 

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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 oldest of three siblings. While he was away traveling in 2016, his father became unwell and passed away suddenly. Since his father's passing, the family has had difficulty affording food and school expenses because his mother's request for property rights for his father's land was denied. To stop worrying about where his next meal would come from, he is in need and is appealing with you to sponsor him. 

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Idowu Hannah Okebowale

NAME: IDOWU HANNAH OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC014/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 20, 2009

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 6

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Idowu is one of five kids, and when her father passed away the previous year, her mother found it difficult to support the family. Her studies have been put on hold, and she is unsure of when her next meal will be. Although her mother strives in her job as a pepper seller, she and her siblings still require your sponsorship to have a chance at life. Idowu or her siblings will benefit from your sponsorship.  

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Taiwo anuoluwa okebowale

NAME: TAIWO ANUOLUWA OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC012/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 26, 2008

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

After her father passed away last year, Taiwo is one of five kids, and her mother finds it difficult to support the family. Her education has been interrupted, and she is unsure of when she will eat again. Despite her mother's best efforts, she and her siblings still need your sponsorship 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 11 years old, born into a three-person family. His father passed away last year. The children are exclusively being cared for by Micheal's mother. She has been attempting to enroll children in school in whatever way she can. Micheal needs your support, so please consider supporting him. 

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

11-year-old Peculiar was born into a family with three other siblings. The father of Peculiar and her family passed away in a terrible accident while on the route to work. Peculiar had been feeling adrift ever since her father passed away. Her hopes for the future are dashed, and she is no longer able to pay for her studies. Peculiar needs your support, so please think about supporting her. 

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Caleb Olawale Olatunde

NAME: CALEB OLAWALE OLATUNDE

ID #: LC020/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 31, 2015

AGE: 7 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 1

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Seven-year-old Caleb was born into a household of four. While on his way to deliver the gospel at a program, his father was killed in an accident. He made a commitment to always look after Caleb, but on February 25, 2022, he passed away. Despite her best efforts, Caleb's mother is left on her own. Please support Caleb by thinking about sponsoring him. 

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Testimony Adeyemi

NAME: TESTIMONY ADEYEMI

ID #: LC002/20

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 9, 2018

AGE: 4 YEARS

COUNTRY: OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

In home and at her preschool, Testimony plays with her older sister and her classmates. She is a sweet girl who likes to sing and dance. She thanks you and prays that God will bless you so that you will think about sponsoring her. 

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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

11-year-old Hepzibah was born into a family of three. Hepzibah's family lost their father in a terrible accident as he was traveling to work. Hepzibah has felt lost ever since her father's passing. Her aspirations have been crushed, she no longer has the money for college, and her hopes for the future seem forlorn. Hepzibah really needs your support; please think about supporting 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

8-year-old Moses was born into a family of three. His father suffered a heart arrest and passed away. Everything for Moses and his family altered with the death of his father. Moses does not know who will look after him, said his mother, pay for school, or otherwise support him as he develops throughout his life. Moses needs your assistance; kindly think about 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 two years old. She is the third child to be born in a three-person family. Elizabeth is quite young and is unaware of her position. In the year 2021, her father suffered a heart arrest and passed away. Please, Elizabeth needs your assistance. Please consider sponsoring her. 

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Okunade Shammah Iseoluwa

NAME: OKUNADE SHAMMAH ISEOLUWA

ID #: LC024/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 29, 2011

AGE: 11 YEARS

COUNTRY: IBADAN STATE, NIGERIA

The youngest and last child born in his family, Okunade Shammah is only eleven years old. In 2015, while sleeping, his father passed away. His demise lacked a compelling cause. As his father agreed to pay for his studies, Okunade found this difficult. While striving to provide for her children, his mother also experienced health problems. She is a victim of a partial stroke. She emphasizes the health of her children despite her own health struggles. Please consider sponsoring Okunade. 

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Adesoye David Oluwajuwonlo

NAME: ADESOYE DAVID OLUWAJUWONLO 

ID #: LC025/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: FEBRUARY 28, 2018

AGE: 4 YEARS

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Adesoye David Oluwajuwonlo is only four years old. He is the family's first-born child. Due to illness, he lost his father when he was quite little. Adesoye's father made a pledge to send him to school so he could receive an education. Given that his mother is the only caregiver, this has been difficult for Adesoye and his mother. Adesoye needs your help and a sponsor. 

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Delight Hephzibah Ogo-Oluwa

NAME: DELIGHT HEPHZIBAH OGO - OLUWA

ID #: LC001/21

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 27, 2019

AGE: 3 YEARS

COUNTRY: EKITI STATE

Delight is a student in Life Builders Academy's preschool. He is prospering and laying a strong educational foundation. He sends you his prayers and wishes for a sponsor.

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Enitan Showunmi

NAME: ENITAN SHOWUNMI

ID #: LC002/11

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 6, 2011

AGE: 11 YEARS

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE

Enitan has just started her first year of junior high school after transferring from elementary. She is a very polite, cheerful girl who still aspires to become a nurse. She participates in her local church's children's choir and does well in school. She goes to Sunday School every week as well. She fervently asks the Lord to protect you, provide you his blessing, and, ideally, provide her with a sponsor.

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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