STARTING WITH THE ORGANISATION - COPTIC ORPHANS
With an Egyptian background and more specifically Coptic background this is an organisation that is near and dear to us here at LoveMimi!
Coptic Orphans is an international Christian development organization headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The organisation’s team of over 65 trained professionals works from there and from offices in Egypt, Australia, and Canada.
Coptic Orphans works to improve the lives of children in Egypt, relying on a network of over 450 Church-based volunteers on the ground, as well as partnerships with local organizations.
Since it was founded in 1988, Coptic Orphans has helped transform the lives of over 45,000 children in Egypt.
When most people think of “orphans,” they think of children in orphanages who have no family at all.
In fact, many orphanages in Egypt are filled with children who have families, only because their widowed mothers cannot afford to feed them.
This is an injustice.
Coptic Orphans focuses on the children most likely to face the deadly combination of poverty and social injustice, but who have the greatest potential to change their lives and the lives of others.
Through child sponsors and a network of hundreds of village-based volunteers, churches, and organisations, the programs run by Coptic Orphans help children stay in school (and stay with their families) until they unlock their full potential.
They make a covenant with orphaned families in Egypt to stay with a child until the end of their highest education, as long as they also work hard to make full use of every possible educational opportunity they have.
So thank-you for all of your orders - 10% of which will be going towards Coptic Orphans and helping all these wonderful children!