It all started when Lucy noticed people taking advantage of orphans — treating them like slaves and preventing them from attending school.
Lucy went to the government of Malawi and registered an orphanage. She was approved but was not provided with any funds to support her — no money for a building, food, clothes, and the other necessities required to run an orphanage. That didn’t stop her!
Today, Lucy’s orphanage takes up an area of 12×16 kms and houses dozens of children at a time.
Most of the children are cared for by Lucy. Additional assistance comes from a few older ladies whose families have either died from AIDS or their own families have fully grown and tend to their own lives.
Each day, Lucy (if she’s well enough!) travels the area on foot to check on the children. She makes sure they’re going to school and that they’re alright… and if they’re not, she helps them.
As the children grow up, the government takes many of the older ones and puts them into a trade school so they can train to earn a living.