Emmanuel Children's Centre is situated in Marungu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is only accessible during dry season from June to September providing that that area is free of conflict.
The Centre was at the time home to 51 orphans who receive food, healthcare and education. emerge poverty free’s involvement has been mainly to make the Centre self-sustainable and to this extent we purchased a grinding mill to be used for the community as an income generator. Furthermore, in April 2011 we funded an agricultural programme and fencing off the land. The crops planted included potatoes, maize and cabbage and these were being consumed by the children. The children now enjoy better variety and more nutritious food while the food costs have significantly reduced. The extra money saved continues to be spent on other necessities such as clothes and shoes.
Emmanuel Centre Orphanage is located in the highlands of Marungu. The children find shelter and security in volatile environment. The orphanage has its own plot of land on which they grow vegetables to meet the dietary needs of the growing children and cut down the cost of food.
Children now have regular supply of potatoes, maize and cabbages. The amount of harvest depends on climatic conditions and some years are better than others.