The mission of 200 Orphanages Worldwide is simple.

We help raise awareness and funds for established organizations that seek to provide additional housing, schools or even medical facilities to better serve orphans in their care. We provide safety, shelter and sustainability for orphans.

200 Orphanages Worldwide began with a passion to provide much needed shelter and care for the growing number of orphans around the world. The janbuildingschoolwebinitial catalyst came after Jan Hanson took a volunteer service trip to Ayacucho Peru and the chance introduction to Fred Cornforth who had a vision to build 200 orphanages around the world.

Sometimes you just have to get dirty…
If you’ve ever felt an orphan’s arms clinging tightly around your neck, or seen the large room lined with bunk beds for boys without parents, then you understand. Or, if you’ve hauled heavy block to build a fence around a school… those experiences inspire action. And now we’re trying to do a small part helping existing organizations better provide for the orphans in their care.

200 Orphanages Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the US. As a not-for-profit organization, all program fees and donations are tax-deductible for U.S. residents.

100% of donations go to the projects on our site. Salaries are not taken and our contacts make it possible to oversee proper handling of funds.