Sadly, institutionalised orphanages are still widely seen as being the best form of orphan care. However, such institutionalised care is relatively costly, and it is often detrimental to the children concerned who very rarely, under such circumstances, receive the personal attention that they need. Moreover, institutionalisation removes a child from his or her home environment. Therefore, we choose to help the orphans find a new family and home.
Practically, the above situation implies that a widow opens up her home to care for one or more orphans as part of her own family. The numerous advantages of this approach include: an orphan stays in their home environment; they receive personal adult-based attention; and new social structures are fostered that provide both the widows and the orphans with the safety and security that the family-orientated environment provides. Family bonds within a home setting can be very strong, with the potential to span a lifetime, well past when an orphan turns 18, at which age they are usually no longer accommodated within an institutional setting.