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Mulunda Miaka Orphanage is dedicated to raising children in a Christ centered home, emphasizing sustainability, empowerment and community development.

Mulunda Miaka Orphanage was founded by Pamu and Menda, a Zambian couple seeking to make a difference in their community. Pamu worked as a nurse at Mukinge Hospital before moving into full time work as MMO’s Executive Director, and Menda continues to work as a clinical officer at a nearby hospital. While working in the pediatric ward at Mukinge Hospital, Pamu was distraught by the condition of many of the children. Orphaned children would be brought in by extended family members to be treated, many for malnutrition. While treatment was usually successful, these same children would return time and time again as their extended families could not provide the proper nutrition. With the devastating AIDS pandemic, this story is all too common. For this reason, Pamu and Menda decided something had to be done. Already taking care of several extended family members, Pamu and Menda opened their arms and hearts and founded Mulunda Miaka Orphanage. With the help of devoted Zambians and missionaries living in and around Mukinge, the dream began.

The focus has remained steadfast over the years, though the work has adapted. There has been a country-wide shift from “Institutional Care” to “Home Care”. With this, we have adapted our work, but remain committed to children and families. More of our work now involves supporting children in their villages alongside their families. This is not easy in a rural setting and requires lots of difficult journeys, sometimes to places vehicles cannot get.

Our focus remains: We are working hard to sustain our efforts to be a resource for orphaned children in our community. 

When making a donation through Paypal, please add a note within Paypal stating which project you would like to donate towards (MMO for Mulunda Miaka Orphanage).

Donations can also be made by check. Make check out to Friends of Mukinge, specify MMO in the memo, and mail to: 2008 R St NW, Washington DC 20009.