Rancho ni Cristo
"There are alarming reports of trafficking for child cyber pornography in Cebu."
54% of victims are 12 years old and younger
The Philippines has among the highest incidences of child trafficking and sexual abuse including internet pornography.
Recent statistics have shown that 54% of those abused in OSEC (Online Sexual Exploitation of Children) cases are children under the age of 12. Because we know that this breaks God`s heart, we are doing something about it.
Rancho provides a safe haven for girls who have been rescued out of the evils of online sex trafficking.
At the Rancho, children will be taught about the love of Christ. In addition to basic food, shelter and medical care, they will also receive counseling, mentoring, and life skills training.
There is an on-site school where the girls will be able to complete junior high school. They are also taught music, dance, arts & sports.
To encourage sustainability, Rancho cultivates a variety of fruits and vegetables and even chickens, ducks and goats.
Our dream is to have completed campus which consists of 10 cottages, a school, gym, canteen, clinic and staff housing.
On going projects:
Construction on the sixth cottage - Project Ongoing!
Construction of the fence - Project Completed/September 2018
Construction of the school - Project Completed/October 2018
Construction of canteen/kitchen - Waiting for funding - $50,000
Construction of covered court - Waiting for Funding - $35,000 - $45,000
Purchase 4x4 vehicle - Waiting for funding - $35,000
Set up water treatment system - Ongoing - $15,000
Set up organic farm - Ongoing!
Rancho ni Cristo began operations on December 2015. As of today, Rancho ni Cristo is taking care of 32 girls, ages 3-15.
3 girls have been successfully reintegrated with their families and community.