Muphamuzi Baby Home was opened in 2012 and is a bridge between abandoned and cherished where safety is found, a family is given, and hope is restored. Here, members of Living Hope Church provide exceptional, nurturing, round-the-clock care for precious little ones who have been abandoned. But exceptional care is not the ultimate goal of the home - it is finding permanent Christian adoptive families for each child who comes. It is run by 1Hope4Africa, a non-profit organization that is closely tied to Living Hope Church. All of the staff of MBH are members of Living Hope Church.
In South Africa, there are approximately 1,000 babies abandoned each month. Continually we must say no to babies who need a place of safety and it is thus our prayer to open another baby home, in Pretoria East. This would give us a strategic location to serve the community and township of Mamelodi, to partner with another Child Protective Organization in the area, and to be closer to our management team. Please pray with us that we would continue to move forward trusting the Lord to provide in His perfect timing for His glory!
Muphamuzi Baby Home was inspired by a little boy named Muphamuzi and a family's desire to give abandoned children a home. Muphamuzi was born with special needs, HIV+ and abandoned at a governement hospital and given the name "Muphamuzi", which means "Give me a home".
At age 3 Muphamuzi was given a home and for the first time had a mommy and daddy. His family was amazed at what he started to become just from being in a family the way God designed the family. This brought on a more directed and focused approach to "orphan care" for this family and the 1Hope4Africa team. There are many ways to care for orphans, but 1Hope4Africa has a strong conviction that the best way to care for the orphan is to place each and every orphan into a family with a mommy and a daddy who love the Lord.
This is where the dream for Muphamuzi Baby Home was born. We stepped out in faith as a small team and in less than a year the Lord provided funds for us to purchase a home, renovate it, furnish it, decorate it, stock it, staff it.... and start caring and loving on babies until they are "given a home", a forever family.
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Presently, the home is licensed by the South African government to care for up to 6 babies at a time. Your donations provide caregiver salaries, baby formula, nappies, monthly utilities, food, and so much more. We are thankful for your generous support in this ministry!