Care center for disadvantaged children

Our mission

Our care center Graines d’Espoir (Seeds of Hope) aims at helping underprivileged children in the region of Tsévié in Togo. More specifically, we provide lifesaving health care and social support to malnourished and handicapped children.

Our Story

We are four French women who have been working for several years in the medical and social care of underprivileged children in Togo. After witnessing the lack of resources of many families fighting against the diseases of their children, the need for a care center in the community became clear. With this in mind, we decided to create Graines d’Espoir.

The Children

At Graines d’Espoir, we offer medical and social care to malnourished and handicapped children. As many families lack the financial resources to provide an appropriate diet to their children, and finance their treatments, our actions often fall within the scope of vital emergencies.

For anyone who would like to support the children, we have created a sponsorship program, which allows donors to provide them with a monthly support. Learn more about our donation formulas.

Victoire

Victoire lost her mom in April 2021, and she is now suffering from malnutrition. Her grandmother, who is now taking care of her, has very little means to provide for her needs.

Afi

When we met Afi, at 6 weeks old, we were alarmed by her weight, which was the same as when she was born (2.3 kg). In fact, her mom had little breast milk, and Afi had difficulty breastfeeding. 

Mawuli

Mawuli suffers from severe undernutrition and from an important psychomotor deficit. We are supporting him and his family with monthly food supplies and by helping them set up a small business.

Grâce

When we first met Grâce, at 5 weeks old, she weighed 2.76 kg. We are now supporting her through the donation of artificial milk, so that she can come out of her state of undernutrition.

Geremie

Geremie has had congenital glaucoma since birth, for which we are financing his ophthalmic treatments. We also provide Braille classes, so he can have access to an education adapted to his disability.

Kokou Israël

Kokou Israël suffers from severe undernutrition. When we met him, at 9 months old, he weighed 4.6 kg. We are now supporting him through the donation of artificial milk.

Your Support to the Children

The donations we receive allow us to :

  • finance the medical and paramedical care of the children (food, artificial milk, medical appointments, emergency care, etc.),
  • buy medicines and medical equipments,
  • pay our local nurses and our local coordinator, in charge of the material, financial and human supervision of the center,
  • cover the costs of rent, as well as the water and electricity used in the activity of the care center.

 

How can you support the children ?

With Graines d’Espoir, you can choose the donation formula which best meets your budget and your expectations.

Monthly sponsorship

Your monthly support allows us to plan for the long term and act quickly in case of an emergency. You will receive regular updates on the children’s progress and on the center as a whole (including written reports, photos and videos).

One-time donation

Efficient and directly available to our teams, your one-time donation helps finance all of our activities. Thanks to your generosity, we can continue to provide care, give hope and change the children’s future.

Available payment methods

Bank transfer (recommended)

As there is generally no fee involved in a bank transfer, we recommend this option. You can make a donation directly to our bank account mentioned below.

If you wish to sponsor our children, please contact us so that we can make your sponsorship official and send you a certificate. You will receive regular updates on the children’s progress and on the center as a whole (including written reports, photos and videos).

As we do not receive your contact details through this payment method, we would love for you to drop us a message, so that we can thank you for your generous donation!

Tax receipts are sent per request (please mention your first name, last name, email address and postal address).

GRAINES D’ESPOIR
IBAN : FR7619106000064368018141209
BIC/SWIFT : AGRIFRPP891
labeled : Donation to Graines d’Espoir

Bank Card

You can make a one-time donation or organize a monthly sponsorship with your credit card. To do so, please go to the donation form. Please note that this payment method involves significant fees. In order to avoid these costs, we recommend doing a bank transfer.

If you opt for a monthly sponsorship, you will be able to change the amount given at any time and terminate your sponsorship as disered.

Paypal

You can make a one-time donation or organize a monthly sponsorship via PayPal. To do so, please go to the donation form. Please note that this payment method involves significant fees. In order to avoid these costs, we recommend doing a bank transfer.

If you opt for a monthly sponsorship, you will be able to change the amount given at any time and terminate your sponsorship as desired.

Malnutrition in Togo

A region particularly affected

In Togo, malnutrition is a major public health problem. According to nutritional and mortality surveys conducted by UNICEF and the Togolese Ministry of Health, child malnutrition rates in Togo are alarming. Due to low resources and an increase in poverty, the most affected areas are the Savanes, Kara and Maritime regions. The Graines d’Espoir care center is located in Tsévié, in the Maritime region, where the populations are indeed largely affected by this crisis which threatens the most vulnerable.

 

Emergency situations

Severe acute malnutrition is mainly found in families with limited access to nutritious food and living in unhygienic conditions, which increases the risk of repeated infections. Indeed, children with severe acute malnutrition require urgent treatment. This is where we come in.

14.4%

of under-fives suffer from chronic acute malnutrition.

50,000

acutely malnourished children in Togo.

Malnutrition in Togo

A region particularly affected

In Togo, malnutrition is a major public health problem. According to nutritional and mortality surveys conducted by UNICEF and the Togolese Ministry of Health, child malnutrition rates in Togo are alarming. Due to low resources and an increase in poverty, the most affected areas are the Savanes, Kara and Maritime regions. The Graines d’Espoir care center is located in Tsévié, in the Maritime region, where the populations are indeed largely affected by this crisis which threatens the most vulnerable.

Emergency situations

Severe acute malnutrition is mainly found in families with limited access to nutritious food and living in unhygienic conditions, which increases the risk of repeated infections. Indeed, children with severe acute malnutrition require urgent treatment. This is where we come in.

14.4%

of under-fives suffer from chronic acute malnutrition.

50,000

acutely malnourished children in Togo.

Our Shop

Our shop is designed for anyone interested in the art of African textiles, and who wishes to support Graines d’Espoir. All proceeds generated through the sale of our articles are used to support our activities.

The materials are sourced in Togo, and we manufacture the products ourselves. This way, you support both the children and the local economy!

The products presented on the website reflect the models we offer. The fabrics available for their manufacture are indicated on the page of each product. Contact us for more information.

Contact us

70A Impasse de l’Amiradou
83190 Ollioules, France

+33 6 61 73 08 64

(English contact)