Care center for disadvantaged children

Our Mission

Our care center Graines d’Espoir (Seeds of Hope) is a nonprofit organization, which aims at helping underprivileged children 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 volunteering 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.

Our Mission

Our care center Graines d’Espoir (Seeds of Hope) is a nonprofit organization, which aims at helping underprivileged children 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 volunteering 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.  

If you would like to support the children, please visit our donations page.

Komi

Komi suffers from Cerebral Palsy. He does not walk and needs a lot of assistance with daily activities. We are now supporting him and his family through the funding of his physiotherapy sessions.

Djodjina

When we first met Djodjina, at the age of five months old, she weighed 1.8 kg. She was suffering from severe undernutrition. We financed her hospitalization and provided her with artificial milk.

Alexis

Alexis was born with Down Syndrome and suffered from severe undernutrition when we first met him (4.4 kg at 9 months). We support him through the donation of artificial milk and we finance his medical care.

Hosana

Due to lack of breast milk, Hosana was fed with porridge since her very first days. At over 6 months old, she weighted 2.8 kg. We financed her hospitalization and we are now providing her with medical care at our center.

Geremie

Geremie has had congenital glaucoma since birth. We are giving him access to an education adapted to his disability. He now attends a specialized school for visually impaired children in Lomé.

Atsoupé

Atsoupé presents a developmental delay, especially in terms of psychomotor skills. We provide her with medical care at our center and we finance her physiotherapy sessions.

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 the salaries of our local nurses and coordinators,
  • finance the schooling of our visually impaired children,
  • cover the costs of rent, water and electricity used in the activity of the care center.

How can you support the children ?

You can make a one-time donation, or become a monthly sponsor for our children. In the case of a one-time donation, it will be directly available for our teams, and will contribute to financing all of our activities. If you decide to become a sponsor, your monthly support will allow us to plan for the long term and to act quickly in case of emergencies.

However you choose to support our mission, thank you so much for walking alongside us. Together, we can bring hope and change the future of the children.

Available payment methods

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 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 children. 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 pages of each product. Contact us for more information.

Contact us

70A Impasse de l'Amiradou,
83190 Ollioules, France

+33 6 49 81 06 70

+33 6 61 73 08 64
(English contact)

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