147 Million Orphans was created to provide the critical needs of children impacted by the orphan crisis and living in poverty. Founded in 2009 by Gwen Oatsvall & Suzanne Mayernick, 147 Million Orphans provides food, water, medicine and shelter in the name of Jesus Christ. The name of our company invokes discussion and brings awareness to the worldwide orphan crisis. Provision begins with the vulnerable child , but we also work to preserve families through sustainable income projects and community reconstruction. This support is critical to break the ongoing orphan crisis cycle.
Haiti has significant needs for food and medical care. Funding the construction of a life-saving medical center and food programs for the people of Haiti has been a privilege for our ministry.
Uganda is where our ministry began, and it will always hold a special place in our ministry. The provision of food for children’s homes is the heart of our projects in the beautiful country.
Honduras became a focus of 147 Million Orphans in 2011 through a relationship with Copprome Children’s Home. Family preservation is an integral part of our ministry in this country.
Basic necessities are critical for the children in our community as well. That’s why we’re helping to provide things like food, school supplies, and more to children in our home state.