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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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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: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Oluwanifemi's father died on July 26th after an asthma attack.  Oluwanifemi has struggled after her father's death, as she and her two other siblings are unable to finance an education without their father's financial support. Her hopes for the future have been shattered due to the fact that she is unable to complete her educational goals without assistance. Please consider supporting Oluwanifemi to assist her with financial needs such as schooling, food, and shelter. 

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OLUWATOMISIN OJO

NAME: OLUWATOMISIN OJO

ID #: LC004/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 2, 2008

AGE: 15 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Oluwatomisin's father died on July 26, 2016. Her family was informed a day earlier that her father had contracted asthema, but Oluwatomisin and her family were unaware of the severity of his diagnosis. Oluwatomisin has battled with the death of her father and her support network. She is no longer able to afford her studies and must aid her single mother in caring for three children. Oluwatomisin was devastated that she would have to give up her education to care for her siblings. Please consider sponsoring Oluwatomisin and assisting her financially in acquiring an education so that she can pursue her aspirations.

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JOY DAMILOLA

NAME: JOY DAMILOLA

ID #: LC005/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 9, 2007

AGE: 16 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 3

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Joy is now enrolled in Senior Secondary School 3. He hopes to become a Mechanical Engineer in the future. He attends church on a regular basis and is highly involved in his church and choir. He enjoys playing football and other athletics. He needs a sponsor and hopes that someone will help him financially with his schooling, health, and basic needs like food and shelter. Please consider sponsoring Joy.

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PROSPER OLUWADARASIMI DAMILOLA

NAME: PROSPER OLUWADARASIMI DAMILOLA

ID #: LC007/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 6, 2012

AGE: 11 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 4

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Prosper witnessed his father's death in his home on August 25, 2017. Prosper's mother has had to care for him and his three siblings all by herself. Prosper is concerned about his mother's ability to provide an education for all of her children, as well as needs like clothing, food, and school supplies. Because of his father's death, Prosper and his family are struggling financially and desperately need assistance in order to pay an education. Please consider sponsoring Prosper.

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LAWRENCE ADEBAYO OGUNDIPE

NAME: LAWRENCE ADEBAYO OGUNDIPE

ID #: LC010/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

AGE: 9 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Lawrence was enrolled in Basic 3 and was born into a family of three siblings before his father passed away. He lost his father on July 7, 2016. His father was terminally ill and had attempted to acquire treatment from numerous hospitals in the surrounding areas, but the therapies were ineffective. Lawrence has struggled since his father's death, and he is straining to afford both an education and food. Please consider sponsoring Lawrence to assist him afford necessities like food and school. 

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HANNAH IDOWU OKEBOWALE

NAME: HANNAH IDOWU OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC014/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 20, 2009

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: ELEMENTARY 6

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Hannah was born to a household of five. Her father was the primary source of support for her and her siblings, but after his death from heart failure on August 20, 2021, her family has struggled tremendously.  Hannah and her siblings attend public school, but their single mother finds it difficult to afford their education. Please consider sponsoring Hannah or her siblings to support her schooling, food expenses, and other necessities. 

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ANUOLUWA TAIWO OKEBOWALE

NAME: TAIWO ANUOLUWA OKEBOWALE

ID #: LC012/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JUNE 26, 2008

AGE: 15 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Anuoluwa was born to a family of five. Her father provided significant financial support for her and her siblings' education. He died on August 20, 2021, due to heart failure. His death devastated Anuoluwa and her siblings. Anuoluwa and her siblings rely only on their mother for financial assistance, making it extremely difficult for them to get an education. Please consider sponsoring Anuoluwa so that she may afford education, food, and other necessities.

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MICHEAL BOLAJI ABODUNRIN

NAME: MICHEAL BOLAJI ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC017/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: FEBUARY 13, 2011

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

 

Michael lost his father in 2021 due to heart problems. Michael's father was a big financial supporter of Michael and his siblings, therefore his father's death imposed a significant financial strain on his education. Michael's mother is now Michael and his siblings' sole source of financial support, which makes it difficult for them to afford their schooling as well as needs like food and shelter. Michael's mother has been working to enroll children in school in whatever way she can. Please, Michael needs your help. He has no one other than God. Please consider sponsoring Michael and his mother to help him fund his education and achieve the future he desires. 

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PECULIAR MARY OLATUNDE

NAME: PECULIAR MARY OLATUNDE

ID #: LC018/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 6, 2010

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Peculiar currently attends Junior Secondary School 3. Her ambition is to become a nurse in the future. She attends church on a regular basis and is actively involved in her church and choir. She enjoys playing the drums and improving her musical skills. Peculiar was born into a family of four siblings. Her father passed away on February 25, 2022. His death was shocking to the family as he had always had amazing health until a tragic accident on his was to work. Peculiar has struggled after her father's passing. She can no longer afford education and her dreams for the future have been disrupted. Peculiar needs a sponsor and hopes that someone can assist her financially with her education, health, and basic needs such as food and shelter. Please consider sponsoring Peculiar.

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CALEB OLAWALE OLATUNDE

NAME: CALEB OLAWALE OLATUNDE

ID #: LC020/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 31, 2015

AGE: 8 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Caleb is currently a student in basic 3. He attends church on a regular basis and is quite involved with his church and choir. He enjoys singing and developing his musical skills. On February 25, 2022, his father died in an accident while on his way to proclaim the gospel at a program. Caleb cannot afford to continue his school after his father died. Caleb's mother is financially alone and needs assistance to fund her children's schooling. He needs a sponsor and hopes that someone can assist him financially with his education, health, and basic needs such as food and shelter. Please consider sponsoring Caleb. 

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HEPZIBAH OLUWASIKEMI OLATUNDE

NAME: HEPZIBAH OLUWASIKEMI OLATUNDE

ID #: LC021/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 6, 2010

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 6

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Hepzibah is now enrolled in basic 6. She attends church on a regular basis and is actively involved in her church and choir. She enjoys singing and developing her musical skills. Hepzibah was born into a family of four siblings. On February 25, 2022, Hepzibah's family lost their father in a fatal accident while en route to work. Hepzibah has been struggling since her father died. Her expectations for the future have been destroyed, and she is no longer able to afford her studies. She needs a sponsor and hopes that someone can assist her financially with her education, health, and basic needs such as food and shelter. Please consider sponsoring Hepzibah.

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MOSES GBOLAHAN ABODUNRIN

NAME: MOSES GBOLAHAN ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC022/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MARCH 31, 2014

AGE: 9 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Moses was born to a household of three. Moses' father provided significant financial assistance and support for his studies. Moses' family was devastated when his father died of a cardiac arrest. Moses is worried who will look after him and support him financially. Moses' mother is his only financial support system, so he works hard to assist his mother pay for his and his siblings' education. Please consider sponsoring Moses so that he can finance his education and other essentials. 

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ELIZABETH OYINDAMOLA ABODUNRIN

NAME: ELIZABETH OYINDAMOLA ABODUNRIN

ID #: LC023/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JANUARY 13, 2020

AGE: 3 YEARS

CLASS: KINDERGARTEN 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Elizabeth was the third child born in her family. Because Elizabeth is so young, she is unaware of her financial circumstances. Her father died in 2021 after a cardiac arrest. Elizabeth's mother is unable to fund her schooling due to her father's death. Please consider sponsoring Elizabeth to help fund her education.

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OKUNADE SHAMMAH ISEOLUWA

NAME: OKUNADE SHAMMAH ISEOLUWA

ID #: LC026/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 29, 2011

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: IBADAN STATE, NIGERIA

Okunade is the youngest member of his family. His father passed away while Okunade was sleeping. Okunade's father provided financial assistance for his education, therefore his loss was difficult for Okunade and his siblings. His mother attempted to offer financial assistance on her own, but she suffered a partial stroke and is now unable to cover the costs of both her medical treatments and Okunade and his siblings' education. She is doing her best to assist her children while dealing with her own health problems. Please consider sponsoring Okunade to aid with his education and other needs. 

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HICKS BABATUNDE JOHN

NAME: HICKS BABATUNDE JOHN

ID #: LC009/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: FEBRUARY 6, 2010

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE

Hicks was the last kid in his family. His father died in 2016 while on his way to his sister's house. Hicks and his family were uninformed of his father's death and went to the police station for help, where they discovered his lifeless body. Hicks' father agreed to subsidize his schooling, so now that he has died, he no longer has the funds to continue his studies. His mother is the sole giver of his schooling and financial support, and she is currently battling to care for her family. She cannot afford her children's schooling and is doing her best to feed her family. Please consider sponsoring Hicks and offering him financial and spiritual assistance. 

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FAITH BLESSING TAIWO

NAME: FAITH BLESSING TAIWO

ID #: LC006/23

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MARCH 6, 2014

AGE: 9 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 5

COUNTRY: OSUN STATE

Nine-year-old Faith Blessing Taiwo is the family's second child. After having a stroke, her father passed away in 2022. Faith and her family were having financial difficulties before her father passed away. Death prevented Faith's father from fulfilling his vow to contribute to her education. Although it is difficult, her mother tries to support the education of her kids. They receive no assistance from friends or family. Faith's mother is doing her best to raise her family, pay for food and education even without any assistance. Please, Faith is in need of your financial and spiritual support.

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SAMUEL IYINOLUWA TAIWO

NAME: SAMUEL IYINOLUWA TAIWO

ID #: LC007/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 22, 2017

AGE: 6 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 1

COUNTRY: OSUN STATE

Samuel is the third child in the family. His father died after a stroke in 2022. Samuel and his family were already struggling financially, so his father's death affected them hard. Samuel's mother does her best to financially support her children's education, but without her late husband's financial support, it is incredibly difficult for her. Samuel and his family do not have any help from family or friends, therefore Samuel's mother is doing her best to provide for her family by paying for food and education. Please consider sponsoring Samuel and contributing to his food and educational expenses. 

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ADEOLUWA MERCY TAIWO

NAME: MERCY ADEOLUWA MERCY TAIWO

ID #: LC008/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 6, 2010

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: OSUN STATE

Twelve-year-old Mercy is the oldest child and firstborn in his family.  In 2022, his father suffered a stroke and passed suddenly. Before his father passed away, Mercy and his family were having financial problems. Mercy’s father had vowed to support Mercy’s schooling, but had passed away. His mother tries to fund her children's education, despite the challenges. Friends and family are unable to help them. Without any help, Mercy’s mother is doing her best to provide for her family's needs, including food and education. Please help Mercy by providing both material and spiritual support.

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ADESOYE DAVID OLUWAJUWONLO

NAME: ADESOYE DAVID OLUWAJUWONLO

ID #: LC025/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: FEBRUARY 28, 2018

AGE: 6 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 1

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE

Adesoye is currently a student in basic 1. His goal is to become a pilot in the future. He attends church on a regular basis and is highly involved in his church and choir. He enjoys playing drums, singing, and loves to practice his musicality. He needs a sponsor and hopes that someone can help him financially with his schooling, health, and basic needs like food and shelter. Please consider sponsoring Adesoye.

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WONDER OLUWAJOMILOJO DAMILOLA

NAME: WONDER OLUWAJOMILOJO DAMILOLA

ID #: LC008/22

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 8, 2015

AGE: 8 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 3

COUNTRY: ONDO STATE

Wonder currently attending Basic Three. He did well on his last exam and was really focused on his grades. His ambition is to become a pilot. He hopes you will think about sponsoring him. He prays for your health and well-being, and asks God to bless you abundantly. Please consider sponsoring Wonder.

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OLUWASHIKEMI FLORENCE OGUNDIPE

NAME: OLUWASHIKEMI FLORENCE OGUNDIPE

ID #: LC011/22

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 20, 2016

AGE: 7 YEARS

CLASS: BASIC 3

COUNTRY: OGUN STATE

Oluwashikemi is currently enrolled in basic 3. She wants to be a doctor in the future. She attends church on a regular basis and is highly involved in her church and choir. She enjoys singing and practicing her musical abilities. She needs a sponsor and hopes that someone can help her financially with her schooling, health, and basic needs like food and shelter. Please consider sponsoring Oluwashikemi.

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JOHN MONDAY

NAME: JOHN MONDAY

ID #: LC010/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: JANUARY 19, 2012

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: BORNO

John Monday is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. John Monday's father died in April 2023 as a result of illness. John and his family tried everything possible to save him, including several medical treatments, but none were successful. The death of his father was traumatic for John as he lost his father, support system, and future educational opportunities. John's father promised to send him to school to get an education, but that is no longer possible for him. John's mother is now fighting to feed her children without the assistance of her late husband, making an education impossible without a sponsor. Please consider sponsoring John; he needs financial assistance for his schooling, food, and health. 

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IBRAHIM RIFKATU

NAME: IBRAHIM RIFKATU

ID #: LC011/23

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 16, 2011

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: ADAMAWA

Ibrahim is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. Ibrahim lost her father in a terrible accident when she was very young. Ibrahim has been devastated by the death of her father. She lost her father figure, her support network, and her last opportunity at an education. Her and her family are even fighting to get enough food each day. It was devastating for Ibrahim to have a promised future, family, and education, only to have her dreams shattered by her father's death. Please consider sponsoring Ibrahim and providing financial assistance for her schooling, health care, and food.

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AYUBA JAMES

NAME: AYUBA JAMES

ID #: LC012/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 23, 2010

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: BORNO

Ayuba is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. Ayuba grew up not knowing his father. He was only a baby when he lost his father in a horrific accident. He has always been told  that his father was a wonderful and caring man who loved Ayuba and wanted him to have an education. However, Ayuba is suffering as a result of his father's death, and he is unable to afford education or food. His mother is doing her best to feed her six children, but because all of her money is going towards food, Ayuba is no longer able to  pursue his or his late father's dream of Ayuba getting an education. Please consider sponsoring Ayuba so he can afford food, an education, and make his late father proud. 

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ELISHA NAANPOE YIDAWI

NAME: ELISHA NAANPOE YIDAWI

ID #: LC013/23

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 22, 2009

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: S. S. 1

COUNTRY: BORNO

Elisha is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. Elisha was standing outside with her neighbors in October 2012. She noticed a sudden ruckus from individuals exiting Boko Haram. They came and kidnapped several members of her town, including Elisha's father. She discovered soon after that her father did not survive the kidnapping and was killed by the insurgency. Elisha and her siblings were devastated by their father's terrible death. Life became hard for her and her siblings because they no longer had any support from family or friends. Please consider sponsoring Elisha, as she has no financial assistance for food, school, or family. 

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ELIZABETH SAMBO

NAME: ELIZABETH SAMBO

ID #: LC014/23

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 17, 2011

AGE: 12 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: YOBE

Elizabeth is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. Elizabeth's father died four years ago as a result of kidney issues. Her father was a caring and loving man who provided for Elizabeth. Elizabeth's mother worked hard to pay her father's medical treatments, but the treatments were unsuccessful. His illness and death were extremely difficult for Elizabeth, her mother, and her siblings. Her father promised to pay for Elizabeth's schooling so she could pursue her aspirations, but following his death, those plans were crushed. Elizabeth needs financial assistance for her education, food, and overall health. Please consider sponsoring Elizabeth.

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INUSA RIFKATU

NAME: INUSA RIFKATU

ID #: LC015/23

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 4, 2009

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: S. S. 1

COUNTRY: BORNO

Inusa is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. Inusa lost her father at a young age due to diabetes. Her family attempted everything imaginable to save him, but the treatments were ineffective. Inusa now has no one to support her studies, and she and her family struggle to eat on a daily basis. Inusa's father pledged to support her schooling, therefore his death had a significant impact on her financial status. She is no longer able to afford an education and achieve her goals. Please consider sponsoring Inusa and assisting her financially with her education, food, and family needs.

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ABUBAKAR ABDULLAHI MUHAMMED

NAME: ABUBAKAR ABDULLAHI MUHAMMED

ID #: LC016/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 5, 2007

AGE: 16 YEARS

CLASS: S. S. 1

COUNTRY: YOBE

Abubakar is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. Abubakar lost his father due to an insurgency that occurred in his hometown. He had to describe the events of that day to his mother because he was a witness. He never had time to get close to his father, however his death was immensely difficult for Abubakar because he lost a father figure as well as the opportunity to pursue an education. Please consider sponsoring Abubakar so that he can afford an education and food. 

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ISHAYA SAIDU 

NAME: ISHAYA SAIDU 

ID #: LC017/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 10, 2009

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: S. S. 1

COUNTRY: BORNO

Ishaya is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. Ishaya lost his father when he was just seven years old. His father was an important part of his life, providing both familial support and financial assistance. Ishaya's father supported his schooling and finances, but when he became ill, they spent all of their money on treatment for his father. After his death, Ishaya's mother did everything she could to support Ishaya's education, but with no financial assistance from family or friends and the responsibility of maintaining eleven children, education was no longer possible. Please consider sponsoring Ishaya and providing him with an education, hope for the future, and other necessities like food and healthcare. 

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LYDIA YUSUF

NAME: LYDIA YUSUF

ID #: LC018/23

SEX: FEMALE

DATE OF BIRTH: SEPTEMBER 18, 2010

AGE: 13 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 2

COUNTRY: BORNO

Lydia is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. Lydia lost her mother at a young age. She never met her mother, and it was incredibly difficult for her father to be the lone parent. She had no mother figure to guide her through life. She desperately needs financial assistance to pay for her educational expenses and basic essentials like food. Please consider sponsoring Lydia.

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GEORGE DAVID

NAME: GEORGE DAVID

ID #: LC019/23

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 9, 2009

AGE: 14 YEARS

CLASS: S. S. 1

COUNTRY: YOBE

George is one of our recent orphans from the Boko Haram camp in the North that we have brought to our campus. George's father died at an early age from illness. George and his family spent all of their money on treatments for his father's illness, and when the treatments failed, they were devastated. George's father was extremely kind and compassionate. He covered all of George's bills and schooling, consequently following his death, George was no longer able to pursue an education. George was devastated to give up his education; however, his mother was already struggling to feed all of her children, making an education impossible without a sponsor. George's family refuses to help George and his siblings, so they are without financial support. Please consider sponsoring George to help him afford food, an education, and other necessities.

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ILORI TIMOTHY ABIODUN

NAME: ILORI TIMOTHY ABIODUN

ID #: LC005/25

SEX: MALE

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 24, 2012

AGE: 11 YEARS

CLASS: JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 1

COUNTRY: EKITI

Ilori is an 11-year-old boy who has lost his father. He is now enrolled in Junior Secondary School One. He aspires to be an engineer when he grows up. He attends church on a regular basis and values both his education and his spiritual relationship with God. He participates in the children's chorus and enjoys playing football. Please consider sponsoring Ilori so that he may finance his schooling and other necessities like food.  

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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