New homes for orphans in Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia (05/11/2012)

Opening Orphanage Soubré

The orphanage in Soubré will accommodate up to 60 children from across the country providing them with a safe and secure home

In June we celebrated the renovation and opening of two orphanages, one in Côte d’Ivoire and one in Indonesia – each providing a safe and secure home for around 60 orphans, as well as improved access to education and healthcare. Both orphanages were built and sponsored by Cargill as part of the work we do in cocoa communities.

The project in Côte d’Ivoire was commissioned following the discovery that a local woman, Mme Ouedraogo, had taken 22 orphans into her own home.  She will now manage this new orphanage and explains: “We are giving the children hope and an opportunity to dream. I am confident that by providing them with a roof over their head and a safe, loving home we will strengthen their confidence and help them fight for a better future.”

In, Sulawesi, Indonesia, we refurbished the Yayasan Panti Asuhan Rahmat orphanage in Makassar, which now has new bathrooms, repaired floors and ceilings, and railings around the staircases to make them safe. Cargill employees are continuing to give support, by distributing food and maintaining buildings.

Bathroom before renovation Bathroom after renovation

The bathroom in the Rahmat orphanage, Makassar, before and after

Orphanage Indonesia 2nd Floor before renovation Orphanage Indonesia 2nd Floor after renovation

The improvements to the 2nd floor, before and after


For more information about the Côte d’Ivoire Orphanage read our press release