The Miezi Project involved the acquisition of several acres of land in the village of Miezi. Construction of two orphan homes (for 18 boys and 18 girls) a separate food preparation area, eating and socializing facility, a family scale chicken farm, and an area to raise goats.
Each orphan home has a live in “house mother” who is responsible for the children within that home.
Additional staff members are employed to do the cooking and maintenance.
The children help in the raising of crops, plus caring for the chickens and goats. They are also supplied with school uniforms and tuition so that they can attend school.
Dr. Kantel wrote on the 10th of Sep 08.
”We've sorted through the medical supplies you brought. We also gave a few of the flat sheets you brought to the new village family and used a couple of the fitted sheets to replace torn ones at Mieze. All of this is such a great blessing.
The playground is a beehive of activity again with kids enjoying the results of your refurbishing efforts. And we have continued the re-painting of the thatched eating area which your team began and it is now looking clean and attractive again. We'll do some foundation planting around it in the next couple of weeks before the rains begin.”