Pearl Orphanage is so named because they believe every child in their care is a “pearl of great value.” The Christian Community established Pearl and Church of God of Alexandria to answer the daunting needs of 126,000 parentless children in the region. Literally thousands are forced to survive on the streets, seeking warmth from the bitter winters in sewer tunnels, warmed only by the hot pipes.
Recently, Pearl needed to enlarge to receive even more children as a nearby orphanage was closed. Pearl has survived many attempts by the government to close; yet it continues as a place of refuge, love, care, and a hope for the future.
Brother Mykhaylo Kovbanyuk serves as the director of Pearl. He reports the greatest needs are for a bus for transportation of the children.
World Mission’s Project Number: 102-9011
Director: Mykhaylo Kovbanyuk
Number of children served: 50