The vision of the Rescue Center began in 1999. We began with our first child, a severely burned 6 year old, that would have had to walk 6 hours each way to get dressing changes. We took her into our care to do daily dressing changes. Two week later we took another burn, and after two more weeks we had four children that were living with us full time.
After a few months we began to take in malnourished children as well. We continued taking in children and keeping them for a few months until they were “back on their feet”. My mother (who passed away in June 05), sister and I took care of 8 to 10 children by ourselves. We drove (2 hours one way) to the area of Cazale three days a week to run a medical clinic. We moved to the village to live full time in May of 2002. We started the actual RC then. Beginning with 10 children and 12 staff member we have grown to an average of 60 children and a staff of 37 ladies.