The Casa Bernabe, Veracruz orphanage complex is a Christian ministry of Verbo Christian Church in Managua, Nicaragua. It is a children’s home for orphaned, abandoned and neglected children ranging in age from 6 years old to 18. This is the very first partner for ORPHANetwork!
The 68-acre property was acquired by Verbo Church in 1984. Verbo’s vision was to establish a working farm and orphanage where orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children (who had been removed from their homes by the government) could come and live in a safe, loving environment. The children would not only have their immediate physical needs met but also experience Christ’s love, helping them understand His plan for their life, while also helping each child cultivate a sense of vision and self worth.
The Casa Bernabe complex has grown from a handful of small, thinly-walled, dirt-floor buildings to a fully functioning children’s home. There are currently 56 children living at the orphanage, but it has the physical capacity to care for over 100 children.
Verbo’s operational focus is to provide children with a loving Christian environment, education, good nutrition, and vocational training. OPRHANetwork support English, computer, music classes for all the children in addition to Verbo vocational training programs.
ORPHANetwork has steadily increased financial support to a level that covers 90% of the operating costs. In addition, ORPHANetwork pays the orphanage to house missions teams at the Team Center located on the property. The profits from this Team Center help the remaing costs of Casa Bernabe’s monthly operating expenses.
Director: Herberto and Ninoska Ramirez
Staff : 23
Number of Children : 56, ages 3-18
Location : Vera Cruz
If you would like to become a part of ORPHANetwork’s mission at Casa Bernabe, find the child you’d like to sponsor, and click on their photo. To see their name and age, hover over the child’s picture.