What if every church
made it their mission to
serve the vulnerable?

Our Work

OrphanCare

Every child possesses remarkable, Gold-given potential. Wow is committed to bring hope & love into the lives of some of the world’s most vulunarable children.

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Every child possesses remarkable, God-given potential. WOW is committed to bring hope & love into the lives of some of the world’s most vulunarable children.

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WidowCare

Women are the key to building healthy families and communities. WOW is empowering women by providing access to resources, and long-term sustainability projects.

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MotherCare

Women in sub-Saharan Africa face some of the highest maternal & infant mortality rates in the world. WOW builds motherhood support groups in impoverished communities giving access to pre and post-natal care for at-risk mothers.

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Leadership Development

Investing in local champions is the key to long-term sustainability & transformation within communities. WOW partners with African churches and Christian leaders who demonstrate a commitment to serve the poor.

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“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress & refusing to let the world corrupt you”

James 1:27 (NLT)

Meet the Hansma Family!

Meet the Hansma Family!

Before becoming involved with WOW, Nicole Hansma and her husband Scott were attending a small group that was working through the series “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. In following along with this series, Nicole and Scott felt God calling them to become more...

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Inside WOW with Intern Katie Fabian

Inside WOW with Intern Katie Fabian

This summer WOW has had the exciting opportunity of hosting a university student as an intern in our communications department. Chances are that you may all have seen her amazing social media and blogging skills already. Well, we thought it would be a...

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Stories from WOW’s GBV Volunteer Workshops in Malawi and Zambia

Stories from WOW’s GBV Volunteer Workshops in Malawi and Zambia

During the summer of 2016, a team made up of counsellors, social workers and therapists travelled to Malawi and Zambia to lead gender based violence workshops for GBV volunteers. Prior to their trip, this team developed a trauma counselling handbook for counsellors and survivors, in collaboration with our local partners, that were introduced to volunteers during these workshops. Check out our latest blog post to hear Rebecca’s experience as part of this team.

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WOW partners with local community organizations in sub-Saharan Africa as they care for orphans and widows.

“Around me I see children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, living on the streets because they have no home. With WOW we are caring for over 4000 girls and boys. They receive hot meals and an education. WOW is helping us be the hands and feet of Christ.”

-Pastor Eric Mwambelo, WOW Partner

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Where we Work

We currently work for orphans
and widows in Africa

Population:  17.2 Million
Capital: Lilongwe
% of People Living with HIV&AIDS (adults): 9.1%
Poverty Rate: 56%
Women Who Have Experienced Physical and Sexual Violence:  32.7%
Under 5 mortality rate (per 1000 births): 64

Population: 39 Million
Capital: Kampala
% of People Living with HIV&AIDS (adults): 7.1%
Poverty Rate: 70.3%
Women who have experienced physical and sexual violence: 54.2%
Under 5 mortality rate (per 1000 births): 54.6

Population: 16.2 Million
Capital: Lusaka
% of People With HIV&AIDS (adults): 12.9%
Poverty Rate: 54.4%
Women Who Have Experienced Physical and Sexual Violence: 52.4%
Under 5 mortality rate (per 1000 births): 64

Why Malawi? >

Population: 15.9 Million
Capital: Lilongwe
# of people with HIV: 980,000
Poverty Rate: 50.7%
% of gender-based violence victims: 41.2
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 43.4

*Statistics taken from UNDP and UNAIDS

Why Uganda? >

Population: 39 Million
Capital: Kampala
# of people with HIV: 1.5 Million
Poverty Rate: 70.7%
% of gender-based violence victims: 31.2
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 37.7%

*Statistics taken from UNDP and UNAIDS

Why Zambia? >

Population: 16.2 Million
Capital: Lusaka
# of people with HIV: 1 200 000
Poverty Rate: 20.7%
% of gender-based violence victims: 21.2
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 43.3%

*Statistics taken from UNDP and UNAIDS

Source: UN Human Development Report (UNDP)