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The Katungu Village Campaign 2017

The Katungu Village Project is a story about ones roots and how you never leave home. The missions director; Matt Biryomumeisho, was born and grew up in this village of a few hundred that exists on a rock and scrub brush hillside overlooking the town of Kabale Uganda. He was lucky and was selected at the [...]


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Orchid sets it sights on a New School

  In 2015 Orchid is focusing a big part of our effort on helping our mission in India achieve it’s dream; to build a school for the Bhatt children of Jaipur and free them from the caste system that defines their lives. By definition a caste system is a class structure that is determined by birth. Loosely, [...]


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Three Years in the Making and Orchid’s Deliver

Its time to set the table and raise your glass to the long awaited dream come true for our mission in Albania because you made it possible. Back in 2011 Orchid spent time in Tirana with Altin Qefalia; the mission director of Experiment Albania. He shared his dream of one day building a volunteer house [...]


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Parachutes of Hope program receives $5000.00 Grant

  Orchid’s home grown Mission in Chester county PA received a $5000.00 grant in 2014 to deliver our addiction eradication program some of the funds it needs to provide life saving counseling to young people unable to afford this critical service. Parachutes was launched in 2013 by a single philanthropists dream to bring addiction services [...]


“Julies Heart Mission” captures rain and quenches thirst

It didn’t take long thanks to a few Orchids of Light who wanted to help a community in Uganda harvest the rain and provide drinking water for the children who used to have to walk over 5 miles every day to find water. Mathew Biryomumeish; Director of the Katungu Village Project writes: “Hello to the [...]


13 Women owned businesses launched in Ethiopia

  Micro Savings Initiative Delivered with an Orchid $4800.00 Grant: $80.00 provided a micro savings grant to 20 women. Total goal $1600.00 Learn a Trade Empowerment: $200.00 purchased a sewing machine and supplies for 6 women. Total goal $1200.00 $500.00 purchased hairdressing equipment and supplies for 4 women. Total goal $2000.00 Thank You to all the Orchids of Light who made it [...]


The Same Heart closes in on release

Thanks in part to this springs $6000.00 grant The Same Heart is nearing production release. Len Morris, president of Media Voices for Children  recently updated Orchid with the positive news. Charlayne Hunter-Gault has been secured to narrate the landmark documentary. The Same Heart proposes a way to lift 1 billion of the worlds kids out of poverty.Thanks [...]


Every man needs Tonto to teach him how to take off the mask

And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.” Your friend is your needs answered. She is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. Kahlil Gibran After leaving my new friends still loitering on the hillside looking out to Mt. Hood I took the buzz along with me across the bridge [...]


In Loving Memory of the First “Orchid of Light”

There really isn’t anything I can write that would do justice to the memory of Orchid’s Co-Founder; Julie Beliel. Julie was a woman who’s smile entered the room first and lingered until all the faces in that room reflected it back to each other. Julie was a tornado of energy and resolve. If she made [...]


Spring Update from the Field

   At Mahanaim; one of Orchid’s Missions in Colombia work continues to develop the community in Cerete. Milton thanks all The Orchids of light for the support that has grown crops, established work and erected buildings, like this one that nears completion at the Rabolargo project. All this is done so the smallest of the [...]