Many children in Liberia are in abject poverty due to losing one or both parents. Their single parent or other caregiver is unable to provide for their daily needs.
When Teamwork Africa was early in the brainstorming process, it was clear to us that the orphans and widows of these villages must be cared for. One thing that we were certain of is that God cares for the weak and helpless. James 1:27 tells us that "Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you."
Each of our Starfish children have lost at least one parent, and many have lost both. In addition, most of the children's mothers are widows. Each story is unique. Each child is precious.