For the World:
Redemption Center in Nigeria
Nigeria is an African country located in the western part of the continent, on the Gulf of Guinea. It is inhabited by over 200 million inhabitants, which makes it the most populated country on the African continent and the seventh most populated country in the world. For more than 10 years, the northeastern part of Nigeria has been plunged into a crisis that has led to an escalating spiral of violence and the death of many innocent people. As of 2018, Nigeria is the country with the highest number of people living in poverty in the world (87 million). According to 2019 data, 7.1 million people living in Northeast Nigeria, including children, are in need of humanitarian aid.
As a foundation, we help street children by providing them with a safe shelter, as well as increasing awareness of this problem among local authorities and communities. In Enugwu, a city in eastern Nigeria, a Redemption Center for street children is currently being established, providing shelter, health care, food and access to education.
The aim of these actions is to eliminate adolescent marriages and the trafficking of children for work because of poverty. The lack of resources in families means that children end up in the streets and slave labor. The Redemption Center gives them a chance for a normal life.