Our Story

On a quiet Saturday morning on September 26th, 1992 the lives of about one hundred military families changed forever.  Shortly after takeoff their C-130 military aircraft carrying about 100 senior military officers on an excursion from Lagos to Kaduna, went down in a muddy swamp in Ejigbo-Lagos state.  Everyone on board perished.

Like most of the military wives affected, the life my family and I knew was suddenly changed in its prime. The journey to  fatherlessness and widowhood for my four children ages, eleven, nine, six and three and I was unexpectedly thrust upon us.  Little did we know that this was going to be a telling and trying journey.  Needless to say that this dark road was indeed infested with every type of imaginable surprise any human being could ever encounter.  Its been an encounter with the proverbial “the good, the bad and the ugly.”  Above all, however, by the special grace of our Almighty God, it continues to be a learning process that keeps bringing out the best in us in spite of our limitations and weaknesses.

It is this all sustaining grace that kindled this fire that continues to burn in our hearts for the helpless ones among us —the Widows, Orphans, and Fatherless.  Giving voice to the voiceless and a helping hand to the needy is therefore the mission and vision of The Refuge Foundation.

Would you make a pledge today in obedience to the age-old injunction:

“Religion that God Our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:  to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27

Come therefore with us, plead the cause of the hopeless and the helpless amongst us.  Your contribution will be highly appreciated. Thank You.

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