Peter's Story

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

He arrived on our doorstep last January, malnourished and scared.


Just a few days before, little Peter had been left on another doorstep - the front porch of a local government official. His only belongings were a few clothes and a blanket.




Social workers searched for his family without success - then they brought Peter to Open Arms Village.


At first, Peter was shy and serious. His body was fighting some serious diseases. Though only a few years old, it was clear he had already lived through so much.


With time and love, Peter began to thrive. Now, over a year later, he is a lively and imaginative little boy! He moved from the Baby Home to a family home where he is loved and cherished. He loves meal time and playing make-believe with his siblings. Peter now radiates joy!





"I'm the ice cream man!" he told his aunties.


Each one of the 163 living at Open Arms Village has a unique story like Peter's. They are strong, beautiful children who have overcome incredible odds!


We can't care for these children without you. It takes just $11 a day to care for a child at Open Arms Village - providing food, water, clothing, medical care, counseling, education, spiritual care, and a family. 


Would you join us today?


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