Peter Coggan-Lennox | January 1, 2021
The name ‘Amy’s House’ is in memory of Amy Welsh, a vibrant 20-year-old from Northern Ireland who died after a short illness in 2012. Amy had visited the project in 2011, fell in love with the children and was planning to return after completing university. Her parents, Bill and Karen, have been supporting the children in the house and have joined with us to raise funds for the building of the permanent property.
Sonia and Chris' current work through Molo Street Children Project is involved with the direct support of 26 children, six of whom we house in foster care, with 2-4 others joining for various parts of the school holidays. The children in foster care are aged between 7 and 13 years. These children are either orphans or have untenable home situations which made it dangerous for them to stay with their parents or guardians. At present we are housing them in a tired wooden house. We are in the process of building a stone house on a plot of land that will be able to accommodate these children and offer protection for other children in need of short-term rescue and care. We started on 11th June in faith, believing that God wants us to move forward in faith and as we build, he will provide the funds we need.
We have a building but it is in need of a rebuild and we have started work to make this home fit for purpose - we have already raised £25,000 and the builders are on-site - we need another £40,000 to complete the work.
Can you join us to make the plans a reality?