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Return on Investment
 
We see the concept of Biblical return on investment in the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30). We are called to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to us.

We are to actively seek out Kingdom investments that have the most significant eternal return for the time, talents and resources applied.

Orphan Lifeline’ church-based children's homes typically cost from $25,000 to $75,000 depending on any associated infrastructure (external bathroom, kitchen, etc.)
These homes care for approximately 20 children. That equates to a very low ‘rescue cost’ per child, especially when you consider that these homes last for multiple generations of children.

One also has to put construction costs in context with the economy of the country the children's homes are built in. For example, Kenya has a per capita annual wage of only $330.

Yes, only $330 per year.


It is a country that is also suffering with a 65% unemployment rate. For the average Kenyan church, a $10,000 cost for a children’s home is simply beyond their collective ability to raise and apply. But for a wealthy westerner, $10,000 represents less than one-third of a new car purchase.
 
 
 
 
“How can the cost be so low?” you ask. The expenditure is so minimal because:
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The homes are built on church-owned properties that typically already have water, electrical and other services and amenities in place
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No property purchases are needed
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In many cases, the native church members assist with the orphan home construction, reducing construction labor costs
 
One also has to put construction costs in context with the economy of the country the children’s homes are built in. For example, Kenya has a per capita annual wage of only $330. Yes, only $330 per year. It is a country that is also suffering with a 65% unemployment rate. For the average Kenyan church, a $10,000 cost for a children’s home is simply beyond their collective ability to raise and apply. But for a wealthy westerner, $10,000 represents less than one-third of a new car purchase.

Consider, for a moment, the cost of your home. In comparison, a children’s home with male and female bedrooms, kitchen, multi-purpose meeting space, rooms for the caregivers, toilets and showers, storage areas, and utilities all totaling out at just $30K is truly an amazing bargain! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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