1Hope Ministries

About MBH

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.

The Story

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.  


Join the amazing team at Muphamuzi Baby Home.

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!