An investment for the future

04.01.2011- A computer training center has recently been built and equipped for a Beninese orphanage partnered with Mercy Ships Switzerland.

Since 2008, Mercy Ships Switzerland has partnered with an orphanage in Abomey, in Benin. The House of Hope is a safe haven for orphans.

In Benin, when children are placed in foster care, it is common for them to be treated as servants, even though they are in the family of a relative. Benin also has the unfortunate reputation of being one of the worst countries in Africa where Child Trafficking still takes place.

Rebecca Pratt, a former volunteer for Mercy Ships, cofounded „Orphan Relief and Rescue“ with her husband to provi