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First orphaned children's home photo

First Orphaned Children’s Home Project

The first of four children’s home planned inside the Casa Esperanza of Angels’ orphanage facility is designed to house 12 – 16 orphaned or abandoned children and their house parents. This is the project tracking page for the ongoing construction work of our first children’s home.

This page will be updated regularly to keep our donors and supporters informed on the progress of this construction project. To donate for the completion of our other projects, please visit: Fencing Project, Family Cottage Project
 
Project Status: IN PROGRESS
Project Start Date: February 24, 2017
City Building Permit Number: 1702163087
 

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In order to make an offline donation, we ask that you please follow these instructions:

  1. Make a check payable to "Agape Asia Foundation"
  2. On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for "Philippine Mission Inc."
  3. Please mail your check to:

      Holly Machemehl
      209 Palisades
      Peachtree City, GA 30269

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Ron Brown, the Managing Director of Casa Esperanza of Angels, shared that the CEA team had been planning and working for this project these past three years. Estimated completion time is 2 – 3 months. Here’s Ron discussing the significance of this milestone for the CEA mission, interviewed during the formal groundbreaking ceremony .
 

 
 

Update: May 5, 2017

The workers have started work on the building walls, we hope to get this structure completed as soon as possible so we could move to the next building and get the facility opened this year.
 
20 - May 5 2017

 
 

Update: April 25, 2017

We finally got the slab poured for the first children’s home! We are hoping the construction progress will move more quickly now.
 
16 - April 25 2017 Pouring of concrete slab

19 - April 25 2017 Pouring of concrete slab

 
 

Update: April 22, 2017

Sunrise this morning at the Casa Esperanza of Angels property and our first of 4 proposed children’s homes. We will be pouring the concrete slab on Monday!
 
14 - April 22 2017

 
 

Update: April 12, 2017

We continue to make progress but it has been a little slow. To guard against flooding (this area was flooded a few years ago, according to locals, during a particularly brutal tropical storm) we are elevating the first children’s home and as a result the backfilling and compaction of the backfill material has taken a good deal of time. We are near completion of that process and have rough plumbing now installed. We will treat for pest control, install a vapor barrier, electrical conduit, and reinforcement steel next. We plan to pour the slab sometime next week.
 
11 - April 12 2017 Backfilling compaction

 
 

Update: March 29, 2017

Photos from the first children’s home construction site today showing progress of backfilling and compaction work before plumbing/electrical rough in and steel grid.
 
6 - March 29 2017
 
 

Update: March 23, 2017

The first children’s house is definitely rising at the Casa Esperanza of Angels orphanage site. Photo taken at the site today, showing construction work progress.
 
4 - March 23 2017
 
 

Update: March 19, 2017

Video of the initial excavations and column constructions taken on March 19, 2017.


 
 

Groundbreaking


 
The formal groundbreaking ceremony to mark start of construction work for the first children’s home was held last February 24, 2017. Local government executives from Tanjay City and the Province of Negros Oriental, as well as neighbors and friends, joined us during this occasion. Gigi’s family (Gigi Olis-Brown, our co-founder and Activities Director is a native of Tanjay City) was also in full attendance to help facilitate the event. We were also assisted by our very helpful volunteers Arjie Sedillo, Lulu Fabe, Vergielyn Cubol, and Eda Saycon.

Here’s Architect Rainier Garcia describing the work to be done on this structure in an interview, during the groundbreaking ceremony .
 

CONVERSATIONS

We have funds to begin the construction but will need more funding from wonderful donors and supporters, such as you, to complete the construction phase and have additional funds to support the first year of operational costs.

We will need at least an additional $50,000 USD to complete the first phase of  construction of our facility (building of the exterior fence and the first of several children’s homes in the orphanage).

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In order to make an offline donation, we ask that you please follow these instructions:

  1. Make a check payable to "Agape Asia Foundation"
  2. On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for "Philippine Mission Inc."
  3. Please mail your check to:

      Holly Machemehl
      209 Palisades
      Peachtree City, GA 30269

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.

Donation Total: $50