Ebenezer Children smiling for the camera
Ranji with Children
The Ebenezer Foundation, Inc. was established to support the work of the Ebenezer Child Care Trust (ECCT), which is a registered charitable trust governed by a Board of Directors in Zambia and is also regulated by a Board in Sweden. ECCT started out as a small feeding program for street kids in March 2001. Mrs. Ranji Chara and her family as well as Mrs. Kerstin Carlsson from Sweden pioneered ECCT. The project’s aim was initially to feed street kids a few times a week.
Calvary Church (PAOC) in Livingstone opened its premises and initially “housed” orphans. As funds grew, ECCT rented its first house in June 2001 and moved the orphans into it. The children now had a stable home environment and a sense of family. Currently, Ebenezer rents four houses and an office building. It provides accommodations to 50 orphans and street children. House parents live in these homes with the children and parent them. ECCT also runs a primary school on the premises where qualified teachers educate the orphans in the project and from the community. The office building houses the main office and the sick room for medical care.
Jack and Rose Gardner
The Ebenezer Foundation, Inc, a 501c Not-For-Profit Charitable Trust, was founded by Alex Chistolini to facilitate the tax free donations for the Ebenezer Child Care Trust (ECCT) in Zambia, Africa. Zambia is blessed to have Ranji Chara, her family, and Jack, Rose and Kristen Gardner, John Christolini and Marilyn Gardner as Board of Director members, workers and supporters of the Ebenezer Child Care Trust’s incredible efforts. The Board of Directors of the Ebenezer Foundation support the mission and goals of the Ebenezer Childcare Trust (ECCT).
Alex and Kristen with Children