Adopt a Child



There are people in the world so hungry that GOD cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

– M. K. Gandhi

We are compelled by the increasing demand for our services for children in need to appeal that you kindly accept to sponsor and adopt a child for us.

In the rural communities of Imo State, where we work, many families are still living far below the international poverty line of $1 per day and therefore cannot afford to feed their children.

Think of it, how would these poor families then be able to pay for their children’s medical needs as well as provide them with the basic education needed to empower them for life?

That is why in most cases, the uneducated male children among them grow up into adulthood, impregnate young girls and get married to them as teenagers. Having started very early, there is every tendency that they would marry more than one wife and begin to make their own large families (of at least 10 children per wife) like their parents due to illiteracy, unemployment and poverty.

The cycle of poverty continues. . !

Illiteracy, hunger, crime, kidnapping, armed robbery, prostitution, economic-driven violence, etc become the other of the day.

It is this cycle of poverty which has remained unattended to in these communities that gave birth to AFRYDEF in 1999.

Therefore, by adopting a child for us today, you would be helping us to provide:

  • free and quality Medicare services to the adopted child,
  • full scholarships for both primary and post-primary education for the child; and
  • food supplies and clothing to the child.

Your Reward…

“He that gives to the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will God pay him back” – Proverbs 19: 17

As our usual practice, we shall connect you with the child you adopt for us via telephone. We shall also send you photos and videos of the child and his/her family. How lovely that would be for you to adopt a helpless child and indigent family in Imo State, Nigeria?

As a reward for your contributions to the upkeep and education of the child, we shall present you with our prestigious award as “Benefactor of ______ (child’s name) and Fellow of African Youths.”

You can also donate used clothes, books, food items, shoes, etc. Please, contact us at or call +234 (0) 8038702075, +234 (0) 7033496417 for such donations.

You can also make a cash donation below…

Thank you!