Multi Ministries has been working with Lirhanzo Children’s Village for over 4 years now.
And this is how it all began “I introduced to Ludwig Schimper who later became our Multi Ministries outreach director in Zimbabwe. He introduced us to his parents and particularly his mom who had started an official orphanage for rural children in the wider Chikombedzi area. With donor help, a proper home was built and the need for a self-sustaining community was established. An A.C.E. school was started and the wider community asked Ezelle Schimper to educate their children. The community was named Lirhanzo children’s Village and now caters for about 250 children.
They were having classes under trees, tarpaulins and converted chicken runs. They had very few desks or blackboards etc. They were sitting in the dust!
When Anne and I saw the need we offered to help with our expertise and from my side with buildings and structures. A donor came forward and we built the first steel structure in SA and transported a prefabricated building to Zimbabwe about three years ago. Other donors paid for the floor and walls. Multi Ministries through numerous sources like Hidden Treasure Charity shop has contributed significantly to this project. We completed the second structure last year and the floor is progressing well.
We continue to focus on church planting and training in the area as we work with Ludwig and Lea his new wife who is a highly skilled medical doctor serving the rural area.
Rev Steve Mann