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Our home in Morocco is nearing completion! We have been blessed to be able to raise more than 95% of the funds needed for the construction, and we are grateful first and foremost to our Merciful Creator and next to all our generous friends. Help us get to the finish line! 

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Our New Home in Morocco!

With many of our successful projects in Asia, the idea to reach out to the orphan children in Africa was born in 2011. We started with an idea to help in Sudan after the Darfour crisis but were not able to find a credible partner on the ground.  However, as we have seen time and time again, doors unexpectedly open when there is a yearning in your heart to do good. Our door to Morocco opened through personal connections of our team members and now our dream of opening a home in Africa is shaping into a reality in Morocco. Read this to find out how the land and home came to be. 

 

Timeline:    

  • Sep 2012 - Land donated to GiveLight in Casablanca
  • Dec 2012 - Dian traveled to Morocco to visit the land
  • Feb 2013 - GiveLight core team members identified in Morocco
  • Mar 2013 - Pro-bono architect and lawyer joined the team
  • May 2013 - USF adopted GiveLight as a community service project
  • May 2013 - Initial blue print shared with USF Architecture Department
  • Jun 2013 - Cost of construction estimated and 80% cost raised
  • Oct 2013 - USF students presented interior design for the home
  • Jan 2014 - Paperwork submitted for legality and permit
  • Jun 2014 - First set of permits received
  • Sep 2014 - Government raised concerns to build home in the area
  • Oct 2015 - Sep 2016 - Looked for alternatives in other location
  • Oct 2016 - A generous family decided to donate a larger piece of land
  • Feb 2016 - Dian traveled to sign paperwork
  • May 2016 - Ground-breaking and construction commencement
  • Apr 2017 - Close funding gap of $50K
  • Summer 2018 - Grand Opening

 

Current need

We are so close! Our hearts eagerly await the sounds of laughter and happiness of our lovely children echoing through the hallways of their new home.  We need to close $50K funding gap for construction costs, purchases of furniture and appliances, planting of a beautiful garden and filling of a library with books, books and more books.  Please help us turn this new house into a home. Thank you for your faith in our work, prayers for success and your generosity.

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Our Sponsorships

Morocco has been close to our hearts for quite some time. Since 2012, we have had the honor of sponsoring twenty-three orphans in Oujda through partnership with a credible grass root organization called ABPO Association pour les Benefiance et Protection des Orphelins (APBO). Read this to find out how our sponsorships came to be.  

 

Timeline:

  • Summer 2012 - A long time GiveLight supporter approached Givelight to sponsor orphans in Oujda, Morocco
  • Fall 2012 - Givelight did extensive background check
  • Jan 2013 - Dian visited the NGO and orphans in Oujda
  • Feb 2013 - Givelight held a private event to sponsor 23 kids
  • Feb 2016 - Dian traveled to Oujda and spent time with the children
  • Mar 2017 - Kids bios updated and sent to sponsors
  • Fall 2017 - Dian and team to travel to Oujda to see the children

 

Current need

The cost to sponsor a child is $30 per month, which translates to $6,120 annually. Help us provide each child with a life full of comfort, warmth and love. Thank you for your faith in us and your generosity.

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